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A News Magazine published 

by Governor Dummer Academy 

WINTER 1992 


Reception, home of Richard Guenther 71, 

February 12 

Faculty Art Exhibition, Kaiser Visual Arts 

February 14 - March 5 
February 28 

Dance Recital, Thompson Performing Arts 

February 14 

Reception, home of Carol Goldberg 76, 
New York City 

February 27 

The Academy Players present Pippin, 
Thompson Performing Arts Center 

February 27, 28, 29 

GDA Allies Dinner Theater (Pippin), 

Thompson Performing Arts Center 

February 29 

Reception, The Moorings, Vero Beach, FL, 
Hosted by Everett Ware Smith '32, P'68 

March 9 

Reception, home of Marilyn and Bob 
Schumann '40, P'66 74 
Delray Beach, FL 

March 10 

Reception, Mrs. Marcie (Yohn) Bodwell P'66, 
Naples, FL 

March 11 

Art Exhibition: Mark Booth, 
Kaiser Visual Arts Center 

March 25 - April 15 
April 3 

GDA presents Vocal Summit concert, 
Thompson Performing Arts Center 

March 27 

Reception, the Dalton Club, Newburyport 

April 1 

Alumni Council Hosts The Big Apple Circus 

April 11 

Art Exhibition: Jim McClellan, 
Kaiser Visual Arts Center 

April 17 - June 14 
April 24 

Alumni Council Hosts A Night With Olympic 
Figure Skating Champions 

April 20 

Grandparents' Day 

April 24 

Fine Arts Concert, Thompson Performing 
Arts Center 

April 24 

Reception, the home of Mr. and Mrs. 

David Mahoney P'85, Hampton, NH 

April 29 

Reception, the home of Robert and Diana 
Gould P'95, Andover 

May 1 

Art Exhibition: Rosalyn Weene, 
Kaiser Visual Arts Center 

May 1 - June 14 
May 1 

Reception, the home of Dan and 

Kathleen Hourihan 79, Portland, ME 

May 5 

Allies Golf Tournament 

May 11 

The Academy Players presentation, 

Thompson Performing Arts Center 

May 15, 16 

Reception, home of Nancy and Tom Larsen '54 
Weston, MA 

May 21 

Fine Arts Concert, Thompson Performing 
Arts Center 

May 29 

Alumni Spring Games 

May 30 

229th Commencement 

June 4 and 5 

Alumni Council Hosts GDA Day at Fenway 

June 17 

Reunion '92 

June 12, 13 and 14 





WINTER, 1992 

Another View of Coeducation .... 

Rob Kaplan 75 provides a male perspective 
on the twentieth anniversary of 
women at Governor Dummer. 

Beginning With Square One 

Two discussions of the Academy's new program 

GDA's Continuing Evolution: 

Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon introduces 
the Academy's latest program refinements 
in the context of 229 years of change 9 

Dedication to Mastery: 

The Square One Committee presents its research, 

and offers the background for its findings 10 

Lord of the Rings 13 

Archon Profile 

Peter Thomas '64 has job security and a 
$1.3 billion budget for the next 18 years. 
And that's not pie in the sky! 

On the cover: 

Engaged in learning in the Murphy 
Seminar Room are (from left) Amy 
Nicolo '92, Jed Murdoch '92, Brooke 
Whiting '92, Coral Keith '93 and 
Dana Pascucci 93. (Photograph by 
Bill Lane) 


Class Notes 19 

From the Alumni Council 36 

Headmaster's Message 3 

Letters 2 

Milestones 17 

On Campus 4 

Sports 15 

The Archon is printed on recycled paper. 


November 18, 1991 

Let me first congratulate you and the 
school on winning the ISL football 
championship. I cannot express to you how 
good it feels to see the smiling faces of 
students and alumni when talking about 
football. I was as proud then as I am now to 
have been a part of Governor Dummer 
Academy and the winning tradition that you 
have instilled in the school and in particular 
its athletes. 

Just to catch up a bit, I am currently 
attending graduate school at the University of 
Pennsylvania's Fels School of Government. I 
am pursuing a joint Master's in International 
Relations and Government Administration; 
this is my first of four semesters in 
Philadelphia. Hopefully this will start me on a 
road to success in the public sector! 

Again, Peter, let me express my 
congratulations to you, the team and the 
school on your achievements. I have heard 
from several graduates over the last week or 
two spreading the good news. There is 
nothing like winning to bring a school (and its 
alumni) together; GDA is here to stay! 


Tom DiNanno '85 

January 20, 1992 

A few weeks ago, I began planning the 
class of 87's 5th Reunion. (I don't think any of 
us can believe that it's already time to 
celebrate our 5th, but it is undeniably true.) 
As I thought about my time at GDA those 
years ago, it occurred to me that it is not only 
our class' reunion, but yours as well, Mr. 
Bragdon, since you were named an honorary 
member of the class of '87! So, on behalf of 
the Class of '87, I hereby officially invite you 
and Mrs. Bragdon — well in advance — to 
attend our activities on June 12,13 and 14, 
Reunion '92 weekend. I'm sure that you will 
be around anyway, but I wanted you to know 
that we still consider you a part of our class. 

I also want to tell you about the enthusi- 
asm already surrounding our upcoming festivi- 
ties. I've successfully contacted most of our 
graduating class in anticipation of a favorable 
turnout for the weekend, and have heard from 
an amazing number of our classmates. Every- 
one really seems excited and eager to return 
to GDA's campus. To me, that is a tribute to 
the school and the great feelings we all left 
Byfield with that June day way back in 1987. 

I'll be looking forward to seeing you, 
Mrs. Bragdon and the rest of our class in 


Amy F. Mack '87 

Chairperson, '87 Reunion Committee 

World Class Biker: Glen Winkel 73 receives his 
first place trophy after the 1991 Master's World 
Cup in Tirol, Austria. 

Editor's Note 

Welcome to the Winter 1992 Archon. 
This issue contains what we think is an 
interesting amalgam of articles by and 
about members of the greater Governor 
Dummer Academy community. And that's 
the way we think it ought to be. 

Our thanks go to Rob Kaplan 75, 
who wrote an opinion piece ("Another View 
of Coeducation") for this issue after his 
interest was stimulated by the article Anne 
Mackay-Smith 75 wrote for the Fall 1992 
Archon ("...When Boys Wear Jackets and 
Ties"). The twentieth anniversary cele- 
bration of women at GDA will continue for 
the next two years, and we invite other 
members of the community to volunteer 
their thoughts and opinions on coeduca- 
tion, women's issues and other related 
subjects for upcoming issues. 

The Academy also extends its grati- 
tude to Peter Thomas '64, who shared his 
time and valuable insights into space explor- 
ation for this issue's feature, "Lord of the 
Rings." The fact that one alumnus is doing 
such exciting work seems to confirm our 
suspicions that there must be many others 
among us; so let us hear from you! The 
Archon is constantly searching for inter- 
esting alumni and alumnae to profile. 

The articles on Square One in this 
issue also should provide some interesting 
reading for alumni and alumnae who are 
concerned with both the future of the Aca- 
demy and the future of education in gener- 
al. The introduction by Headmaster Peter 
Bragdon ("GDA's Continuing Evolution") 
describes the newly approved changes in the 
Academy's program, while the Committee 
report ("Dedication to Mastery") provides 
the background philosophy. 

Looking ahead to our next issue, we 
will have — among other things — an 
excerpt from a soon-to-be-published book 
entitled The Physics of Tbys, by GDA 
science master Karen Bouffard; another 
feature on the twentieth anniversary of 
women at GDA; and articles on Commence- 
ment '92 and Reunion '92. If you have any 
ideas, suggestions, letter or articles to con- 
tribute, please don't hold back. — DLB 

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Peter W. Bragdon, Headmaster 


David L. Bergmann 70 

William Lane 

Director of Development 
Stuart D. Chase P'83 '85 '87 

Director of Alumni Affairs 
Michael A. Heel 

Archon Advisory Board 
Bennett H. Beach '67 
John H. Costello, Jr. P'89 
Henry B. Eaton '70 
John P. English '28 
S. Joseph Hoffman P'83 
W. Newton Lamson II '58 
John S. Mercer '64 
Christopher M. Pope '65 
Abigail M. Woodbury 79 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. '55, President 

Richard B. Osgood '53 P'85 '88, Vice President 

William B. Ardiff '55, Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William L. Alfond '67 

Elaine F. D'Orio P'88 

Shirley S. French P76 

Mirick Friend '59 

Michael E. Hoover 71 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62 

George D. Kirkham '51 

Mary F. Mack P'87'91'93 

George E. McGregor, Jr. '51 

Daniel M. Morgan '67 P'92 

Dodge D. Morgan '50 

William R. Plumer '53 

Jonathan S. Shafmaster '63, P'90 

John M. Timken, Jr. '69 

Courtney S. Wang 74 

Josiah H. Welch '47, P'80 '83 

Frederic B. Withington 

Alumni Trustee 
Timothy G. Greene '50 

Alumni Council 

John S. Mercer '64, President 
William B. Tobey 70, Secretary 
Deborah E. Adams 74 
Peter Arnold, Jr. 74 
Benjamin B. Brewster '43 
Richard D. Cousins '45 
Henry B. Eaton 70 
Daniel H. Emerson '50 
John P. English '28 
Trade Fomaro 77 
Ralph F. Johnson, Jr. '64 
Thomas H. Larsen '54 
Martha A. Lawlor '82 
Howard J. Navins '31 
John B. A. Nye '82 
Kathryn A. O'Leary '81 
George L. Richards III 77 
Peter M. Sherin '59 
Mark A. Whitney '81 
Abigail M. Woodbury 79 

The Archon is published three times a year (Fall, 
Winter and Spring) by Governor Dummer Academy, 
Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. Telephone: 508/465-1763. 
Letters are welcome from alumni, parents and friends 
of the Academy. 


.n the human experience, change is 
not a gradual development; it erupts at 
particular, dramatic times when various ele- 
ments converge. Those specific moments 
are remembered as historically significant. 
At Governor Dummer Academy, as in the 
larger world, the 1991-92 school year will 
be remembered as one of those highly sig- 
nificant times within our 229-year history. 

It was in 1991 that the Square One 
Committee completed the first phase of its 
work — researching and developing an 
enhanced program of learning for GDA — 
and received the Trustees' approval to 
implement its proposals. This occurred 
amid a confluence of other important 
events, including the assembling of a board 
of trustees, faculty and administration with 
the vision to recognize the need to re- 
define our mission. Individual academic 
departments were simultaneously creating 
innovative methods of instruction, provi- 
ding GDA with exciting model curricula 
including SCIENCE 2000 and the Soph- 
omore Writing Program. Combined with a 
successful capital campaign, which reflec- 
ted a revitalized alumni commitment to 
GDA, these influences laid the groundwork 
for a watershed year. 

Three years ago, Board of Trustees 
President Skip Pescosolido, determined 
that the Campaign's achievements be opti- 
mized, hosted a weekend meeting at his 

home in Wiscassett, Maine. From this 
seminal event emerged the charge that was 
taken up by a select faculty committee to 
become known as Square One: to discover 
an approach that would create greater aca- 
demic strength at Governor Dummer 
Academy. The Square One Committee 
produced a new Governor Dummer pro- 
gram that re-asserts that subject mastery is 
more important than material coverage. 
This new program, to be implemented offi- 
cially in September, places renewed empha- 
sis on academic responsibility and teaching 
based on pre-determined goals. Details of 
the new GDA program may be found in 
this issue. 

On behalf of the Academy, I would 
like to extend our boundless gratitude to 
the members of the Square One Commit- 
tee for their exceptional efforts, and to the 
entire faculty for facilitating the process, 
embracing the new ideas and — soon — 
implementing the new program; it is their 
work that makes this moment in our 
history remarkable. 

Other articles in this issue also 
involve history; one, by Rob Kaplan 75, 
looks back, while the other, about Peter 
Thomas '64, looks ahead. Kaplan's article 
offers a masculine perspective on the ef- 
fects of coeducation at Governor Dummer. 
Part of a continuing Archon series 
celebrating 20 years of women at GDA, it 
provides retrospective insights from a 
student who witnessed the transition. 

The profile of Peter Thomas discus- 
ses his intriguing and history-making 20- 
year mission to explore Saturn. Thomas, a 
member of the 15-member team operating 
under a $1.3 billion budget from NASA, 
will be one of a select few to see close-up 
pictures of the ringed planet. We will all be 
relying on him and his colleagues to 
analyze and decipher the vast quantities of 
information yielded by this exciting project. 

As the pace of the world increases, 
change becomes a constant in all our lives. 
Armed with a thorough understanding of 
history and a willingness to adapt to new 
situations, we can look forward to change 
as a means of improving our lives. At GDA, 
as elsewhere in the world, these are 
exciting times. 

Peter W. Bragdon, Headmaster 

The Archon - Winter 1992 3 

On Campus 

GDA Students Join International 

Nineteen Governor Dummer students will 
join other high school and college students, 
educators and international experts in a 
symposium entitled "International Security: The 
Environmental Dimension" at Tufts University in 

The GDA students participating in the 
program will be assigned to represent a Middle 
Eastern country and prepare a position paper 
regarding water rights — a topic that is expected 
to be at the center of the next international 

This year marks the first time that the 
seven-year-old Tufts program has invited high 
school students to participate in the weekend- 
long program. The Education for Public Inquiry 
and International Citizenship program at Tufts, 
the sponsoring body, annually "chooses a broad, 
contentious theme on the cutting edge of inter- 
national and national public policy debate," 
according to the accompanying literature. 
"Students are immersed in academic and ethical 
argument through an intensive colloquium struc- 
ture — one that encourages active debate, first- 
hand encounters with authors of required texts, 
weekend retreats and numerous hours of 
committee participation." 

Expert advisers to this year's program 
include the deputy chair of the Committee of 
Ecology of the USSR Supreme Soviet, the head 
of the Indian Institute for Social Science 
Research in New Delhi and the director of the 
Global Water Summit Initiative. 

In preparation for the March 6-8 
symposium, GDA students will meet twice each 
month with two Tufts students who will run 
preliminary seminars on the Governor Dummer 
campus. The GDA students also will be assigned 
readings from a text entitled Tbp Guns and 
Tbxic Whales, as well as a book of readings 
prepared by Tufts. 

GDA Science Department Chairman 
Stephen Metz organized the Academy's entry 
into the symposium as a result of his involve- 
ment in the Tufts Environmental Literacy 
Institute seminar last spring. Science master 
Susie Childs and history master Perry Nelson 
are faculty advisors to the GDA students. 

In all, Mr. Metz said, about 12 New 
England high schools will participate in the 
innovative program that crosses virtually all 
academic disciplines. "It provides students with 
the opportunity to apply science to political 
issues," Mr. Metz said, adding, "You can't be an 
effective politician today unless you have the 
ability to apply some science." 

In addition to interacting with "high- 
powered scholars, historians and politicians," Mr. 
Metz said the program provides GDA students 
with an opportunity to interact with students 
from other schools. Most of their current 
interaction, he said, takes place only on the 
athletic fields. 

GDA students who have signed up to 
participate include seniors Kate Atkins, Tom 
Forcier, Jackie Hogan, Judy Livingston, Hoyt 
Morgan, Christina Morss, Jed Murdoch, Anne 
Rogers and Brooke Whiting; juniors Nate 
Goldstein, Rachel Haynes, Coral Keith, Anne 
Olney and Paul Rasmussen; sophomores 
Elizabeth Graff and Chris Rice; and freshman 
Tyler Olbres. 

Benefactor Dudley Wright Succumbs 

H. Dudley Wright, inventor, entrepreneur 
and benefactor of the Governor Dummer/Tufts 
University SCIENCE 2000 program, died 
January 18 in York, ME, after a long bout with 
cancer. (See Milestones, page 17.) 

Mr. Wright, 70, who lived in York and 
Geneva, Switzerland, was not a GDA alumnus, 
but was first introduced to the Academy through 
his childhood friend, Benjamin Proctor Joy '37, 
who was killed in action during World War II. 
His renewed contact with GDA resulted from his 
friendship with the Strater family (David '40, 
Nicholas '62, Minshall '66 and Jonathan '67). 




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In Memoriam: The late H. Dudley Wright, 
benefactor of the Academy's SCIENCE 2000 
program, who died January 18 after a long 

Mr. Wright made a three-year commit- 
ment to fund SCIENCE 2000 after soliciting 
proposals from the Academy faculty, saying that 
the amount received would be directly related to 
the idea's creativity. After agreeing to fund the 
program, Mr. Wright made several visits to GDA 
to aid in its development. Under the leadership 
of GDA Science Department Chairman Stephen 
Metz, the SCIENCE 2000 program was imple- 
mented at Governor Dummer in September. 

"Dudley Wright contributed more than 
money; he contributed his time, his interest and 
his creativity in a genuine effort to improve 
science education," said Headmaster Peter W 
Bragdon. "SCIENCE 2000 - and all the 
students who benefit from it — will be a lasting 
testament to his generosity." 

Funeral services for Mr. Wright were held 
in Geneva on January 27. 

German Exchange Renewed 

The Foreign Language Department is 
sponsoring a German exchange for 12 to 15 
GDA students who will spend three weeks living 
with German families and attending a German 
high school in March. 

The students, who will speak only Ger- 
man with their host families, will leave February 
29 and return March 20 as part of the Aca- 
demy's 12-year-old GDA/Ahrenburg Exchange 
Program. Mostly German III and IV students, 
they are recipients of the German-American 
Partnership Program travel scholarships. 

While in Germany, the students will take 
full course loads in a local high school, and will 
take part in day trips to Bremen, Hamburg, the 
North Sea, the Baltic Sea, Kiel and various 
historic sites. They also will spend a long 
weekend in the former East Germany. 

The exchange program is organized and 
chaperoned by German master John Seufert. 

Parents' Weekend a Success 

Glorious fall weather and a sweep of 
athletic victories made Parents' Weekend 1991 a 
smashing success and great fun for the 309 
attending families. 

First-time pre-registration eliminated long 
waiting times for over 1,800 scheduled parent- 
teacher conferences. Approximately 900 meals 
were served at different campus locations over 
the "weekend," which began Thursday, October 
18 and ended Saturday, October 19. 

Parents and teachers met in conferences 
Friday afternoon, and later gathered for "high 
tea" at the Mansion House, sponsored by the 
Governor Dummer Allies. Friday evening 
festivities began in the Carl Youngman Gallery 
at the Kaiser Art Center with an art exhibit and 
reception featuring the paintings of Agnes 
Manning P'93. This was followed by a Fine Arts 
Department concert in Thompson Auditorium. 
More than 250 students, parents and faculty 
members were entertained by selections from 
students including Muntsin Kolss, Ilse Abusam- 
ra, David Mollov, Tyler Olbres, Saiyid Brent, 
Imani Butler, Archie Seale, Charisse Charley, 
Kristen Hand, Karen Filip, Judy Livingston, 
Sarah Karp, Charlotte Milstein, Nathan Gold- 
stein, Erin Grogan and Randy Moore. Among 
the groups performing were the Academy 
Singers and the Big Wind. 

Parent-teacher conferences continued 
Saturday morning, followed by a buffet luncheon 
in the Alumni gymnasium. All GDAs varsity 
teams — football, field hockey, men's and 
women's soccer and men's and women's cross- 
country — triumphed over their competition 
before enthusiastic crowds of family, friends and 
fellow students. 

The GDA Allies raised more than $1,000 
on through their new tug-of-war fund-raiser. The 
tug-of-war, which followed the varsity football 
game in Byfield Bowl, featured a grid of impor- 
tant dates from Governor Dummer history. More 
than 200 people purchased raffle tickets bearing 
those corresponding dates, and Martha Love 
P'92 was declared the winner of the $500 prize. 

4 The Archon - Winter 1992 


GDA Hosts Fourth Special Olympics 

More than 120 GDA student volunteers 
hosted over 300 competitors in the annual 
Special Olympics State Soccer Tournament on 
campus November 3. 

This year marked the fourth time GDA 
has hosted the annual day-long event for the 
mentally handicapped. In addition to the annual 
soccer tournament, the program was expanded 
this year to include a cycling competition. 

Devin Sullivan '92 was the Special Olym- 
pics student coordinator, directing the efforts of 
the GDA volunteers, most of whom were fulfill- 
ing their Community Service requirements. 

Randy Hemming '92 coordinated the 
cycling event, while Sean Naughton '92 coordi- 
nated the soccer program. Lisa Widdecke '92 
oversaw the opening ceremonies — which 
included a traditional parade of participants 
from the Little Red Schoolhouse to Alumni 
Gymnasium — and luncheon. The Special 
Olympics program also included an "Olympic 
Town" fair, featuring games and prizes, under 
the direction of Tara Ryan '92. The Special 
Olympics program at GDA is administered by 
Financial Aid Director Patti Crowe. 

Peace Dividend 

The Governor Dummer community 
shared an early Thanksgiving meal with the 
soldiers of Operation Desert Storm and some 
local homeless people on November 25. 

Students and faculty members dined on 
shrimp marinara, spaghetti, rice, carrots, peas, 
peaches, pears, biscuits and cookies that 
originally had been packaged to supply U.S. 
military personnel participating in Operation 
Desert Storm a year earlier. The food — the 
same menu served to the U.S. military in the 
Gulf the previous Thanksgiving — was provided 
through the Massachusetts Department of 
Education Bureau of School Nutrition program. 
After the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the 
Gulf region, the surplus food was made available 
to all schools at a fraction of its cost. 

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, GDA, in 
turn, donated a portion of the Desert Storm 
food to the North Shore Shelter Committee's 
Plowshares homeless shelter in Topsfield. 

Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon said, "It is 
fitting that we give special thanks as we partake 
of this food — thanks that the world is at peace, 
and thanks that we have food to share with 

Players Present Bard Work 

The Academy Players presented 
Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," starring 
students and faculty members, November 7, 8 
and 9 in Thompson Auditorium. 

English master Paul Wann directed the 
performance, which featured Robert Clapp '93 
and Kristen Hand '93 in the title roles. English 
masters Al Finn and Wally Rowe essayed the 
roles of Escalus and Montague, respectively. 

Helping Hand: Assisting GDA's fourth annual Special Olympics effort is Kristen Hand '93 with some 
enthusiastic competitors 

Students appearing in the production 
include Michael Noon '95, Emily Keaney '92, 
James Morse '93, Jennifer Rosa '93, Imani 
Butler '93, Randy Moore '94, Jen Noon '92, 
Amity Jeanes '93, Melissa Margarones '92, Judy 
Livingston '92, Charlotte Milstein '95, Chris 
Cini '93 and Alanna Pike '95. 

Emily Keaney and Jen Noon were 
assistant directors, while Francisco D'Agostino 
'92 was house manager, Heather Iram '92 was 
stage manager, Anne Olney '93 was assistant 
stage manager and Kristian Carey '94 was in 
charge of lights. Other members of the tech 
crew included Elizabeth Bruno '95, Maire 
Herron '95, Rhienna Mullarkey '95, Meaghan 
Murphy '95 and Rahul Sivaprasad '94. 

A Classic: Appearing in the Academy Player's 
presentation of "Romeo and Juliet" are (from 
left) Jennifer Rosa '93, James Morse '93, English 
master A I Finn, Emily Keaney '92 and Randy 
Moore '94. 

Math Competitors Add Tb Numbers 

More than a dozen students have turned 
out for Governor Dummer's newly organized 
Math Club and are participating in inter- 
scholastic mathematics competitions, according 
to Mathematics Department Chairman Richard 

The students have been testing their skills 
in a series of six monthly contests sponsored by 
the New England Mathematics League. Success 
in these tests may lead to GDA students' 
qualifying for larger mathematics events in the 
spring. Eventually, GDA students could qualify 
for the annual National Mathematics Olympiad 
and the International Mathematics Olympiad, 
Mr. Leavitt said. 

While it has been "more than ten years" 
since GDA participated in the New England 
competitions, Mr. Leavitt said that student 
interest in the contests "is strong and growing." 
"There are a few more very able and interested 
math students in the student population this 
year/' he said, offering a possible reason. 

While all schools take the same tests on 
the same days, schools don't meet in face-to-face 
competition. Mr. Leavitt explained that faculty 
members grade their own students' tests and 
send the results to the New England Mathema- 
tics League for scoring. 

"There's a real degree of cleverness — 
combined with one's mathematics background 
and ability — involved in succeeding," he said. 
The point of the competitions, he said, "is to 
capture students' interest and give them an 
avenue to shine. If you get one of the problems, 
you get a great deal of satisfaction." 

The Archon - Winter 1992 5 

On Campus 

Uncommon Books 

Author Tim O'Brien, who won a National 
Book Award for his novel, Going After Cacciato, 
will spend April 21 on the GDA campus discuss- 
ing the Vietnam War and his latest highly ac- 
claimed book, The Things They Carried. 

O'Brien will be participating in the 
Academy's Common Book Program, under 
which all GDA students and faculty members 
read and discuss various aspects of a book. The 
GDA community and O'Brien will examine The 
Things They Carried as both a literary work 
and an historical depiction of the war in 

The Common Book Program is directed 
by English Department Chairman Wally Rowe. 

Common Book: Students and faculty are 
reading Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried 
in preparation for the author's visit to campus 
for the Common Book Program. 

No Argument 

The new Governor Dummer Academy 
Debate Team scored well against established 
teams in its first-ever competition at the New 
England Debate Tournament in Wolfeboro, NH, 
in December. 

The GDA team placed fifth among the 12 
teams in its division, beating powerhouses Rox- 
bury Latin, Phillips Exeter and Milton Academy, 
while the A-pairing team of Christopher Yeagley 
'94 and Beau Guyott '93 earned fourth-place 
honors in their division. 

Thomas Forcier '92, participating in his 
first debate ever, placed ninth among 48 speak- 
ers in the tournament's individual competition. 
Guyott placed 15th, followed by Nathan Gold- 
stein '93 at 17th, and Yeagley at 20th. The fifth- 
place-winning team consisted of Guyott, Yeagley, 
Goldstein and Jennifer Rosa '93. 

The GDA team was pitted against per- 
ennial debating powers including St. Paul's, 
Milton, Phillips Exeter, Loomis Chaffee and 
Roxbury Latin, that have as many as 125 team 
members. The fledgling GDA team currently 
numbers 13 members. 

As a result of its strong showing in its 
first debate competition, GDA has been invited 
to participate in other competitions throughout 
New England this season. 

Parents Fund Running Strong 

Parents Fund Chairman Paul King P'94 
reports that more than $75,000 in cash and 
pledges has been received to date. The fresh- 
man class effort, under the direction of Mark 
Tiemey P'95, already has exceeded its goal for 
the year, he said. King notes that donations and 
participation this year are running ahead of last 
year, and he expects the Fund to reach its goal 
of $110,000 before June 30. 

Senior Parents Gain on Scholarship 

The '92 Senior Parents have given cash 
and pledges totalling $59,500 to date toward a 
$120,000 goal, reports Paul Montminy P'92, 
Fund chairman. Participation in the Fund, 
which this year will endow a student scholarship, 
has reached 51 percent, and Montminy said he 
is confident that the goal will be attained. 
"We're working very hard to ensure that the 
scholarship is funded with the help of every 
student family," he said. 

Field House Nears Completion 

GDA's new Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. Field 
House, under construction since October, 1990, 
is slated for completion at the end of March, ac- 
cording to Academy Business Manager Richard 
Savage. Dedication ceremonies for the 48,000- 
square-foot facility are planned for next fall. 

Closing In: Construction of the Academy's new Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. Field House continues through 
the winter. Completion is scheduled for late March. 

GDA Launches Summer Program 

A Governor Dummer Academy Summer 
Program will be launched this year for the first 
time in GDA history. The pilot program, which 
currently is expected to involve the arts and 
sciences, will be taught by members of the Aca- 
demy's faculty as well as outside instructors. 
Workshops for ceramics, photography and paint- 
ing and drawing have been scheduled for July, 
under the direction of faculty members Irina 
Okula, Bill Lane and Da Prouty. Also under 
development are summer programs in compu- 
ters and science, which may be complemented 
later by dramatics, writing and other subjects. 
"The new summer program offers GDA some 
wonderful opportunities," said Headmaster Peter 
W. Bragdon. "It will allow us to expand our 
capabilities, attract a new group of students and 
teachers and more fully utilize the Academy's 
varied resources." 

Annual Fund Gifts Increase 

The 1991-92 Governor Dummer Annual 
Fund currently is outpacing last year's fund, 
having received cash and pledges of $351,000 
toward its $650,000 goal. Development Commit- 
tee Chairman Dan Morgan '67 said that while 
this year's Annual Fund participation is approxi- 
mately equal to last year's, many donors have 
increased their gifts this year. "Despite the 
continuing national recession, which caused an 
Annual Fund shortfall last year, we have 
regained our momentum," Morgan said. "It 
proves that everyone in the GDA community 
recognizes that the Annual Fund is crucial to 
the fiscal health of the Academy." Class Agents 
will be contacting all alumni and alumnae to 
secure their Annual Fund commitments, gg 

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Another member of the Class of 
75 reflects on the Academy's trans- 
ition to coeducation in response to 
a Fall 1991 Archon article by 
classmate Anne MackaySmith. 
This is the second in a continuing 
series of Archon articles observing 
the twentieth anniversary of 
women at GDA. 


read with great interest the 
retrospective written by Anne Mackay- 
Smith 75 in the fall issue of The Archon. 
I feel that only the classes of 72, 73 and 
74 had a true "before" and "after" expe- 
rience, since those boys had at least one 
year without girls and one with girls. I 
hope that I will soon read one or more of 
their comments on coeducation at GDA. 
In the meantime, I'd like to respond to 
some of Anne's thoughts and add a few of 
my own. While I may not have her 
mastery of the written word (I always 
looked for her stories in the Wall Street 
Journal), I do feel that I am qualified to 
speak on this topic. 

I, too, was a member of that class 
that first admitted freshman women in 
1971. My sister Amy was among the first 
women to live on campus in 1973. 
Through her, I befriended Trade, Carrie, 
Claudia and Suzy "the Bake." I followed 
Amy's campus adventures from Phillips to 
Farmhouse to Peirce. You see, she wasn't 
just my sister, she was a female school- 
mate dating boys with whom I shared 
dorms and locker rooms. I had my own 
experiences relative to coeducation, as 
did other boys, but I was also privy to an 
inside glimpse of the girls' reactions. My 
sister never expressed that she was 
slighted at GDA because of her gender. 


View of 


by Rob Kaplan 75 

Others may feel a need to correct 
my recollections, but in this space I feel 
justified in re-drawing and filling in a few 
of Anne's reminiscences with my own. In 
our sophomore year, schedule problems 
persisted. Stephanie Eames was the only 
girl in our English class, taught by John 
K. Rice. Mr. Rice, ex-G.I. and all, was 
always ready with a good joke that would 
have offended a girl's sensibilities, but he 
seemed to keep himself in check. I gather 
he exercised daily restraint, for on the 
first day that Stephanie was absent, the 
class quickly deteriorated (improved?) into 
a bull session dominated by a male view- 
point. I attributed Mr. Rice's remarks to 
his own brand of humor that wasn't 
meant to insult my female classmates. 
Additionally, from what I could tell, he 
dealt fairly with everyone who parti- 
cipated in drama productions. Perhaps he 
was sexist, perhaps not. 

Anne mentioned an incident on the 
basketball court involving Jimmy O'Don- 
nell and Fiona Harris. As Anne recalled 
it, O'Donnell was guarding Fiona, who 
was trying to take a shot. To Jim's obvious 
embarrassment, someone yelled from the 
sidelines, "O'Donnell! Watch your 
hands!" I managed the basketball team 
for Mr. Downes that year, when Fiona, 
O'Donnell and Billy Shaheen made up 

the heart of the squad. From my perspec- 
tive — and contrary to Anne's suggestion 
— that comment was aimed at O'D — not 
Fiona. I spoke recently with Jim, who 
would be first to admit that his athletic 
achievements were often the butt of good- 
natured adolescent ribbing. He pointed 
out that he had set himself up for a sexist 
comment from the sidelines because he 
was guarding Fiona as though she were 
any other player; on the court, he had 
not treated her deferentially because of 
her gender. 

"I look back at the transition as 
metaphorically more akin to a tidal 
wave than an earthquake. As a 
California resident, I can highlight 
the difference as one of warning: 
With the former, you can prepare, 
even if that preparation is minimal; 
with the latter, you cannot, canned 
goods not withstanding." 

Therein lies the rub for me. Anne's 
article contains an ever-so-subtle, perhaps 
unintentional indictment of the way boys 
treated girls in those early years. I agree 
that a minority — whatever its makeup — 
is judged as a whole by the actions of a 
few. I would, however, take umbrage if 
anyone implied that we treated girls with 
disproportionate malice. The fact is that 
we were adolescents. Surely we remember 
the lessons of The Lord of the Flies. 
Between the ages of 13 and 17, very few 
of us gave any amount of moralistic or 
well-principled editing to any thought that 

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8 The Archon - Winter 1992 

GDA's Continuing Evolution 

The Headmaster's Description of GDA's Evolutionary Program 


lovemor Dummer Academy will 
raise its traditional level of excellence to a 
new plateau in September by implementing a 
series of exciting academic innovations 
developed by our Square One Committee 

These evolutionary steps, which reflect 
the Square One Committee's intensive two- 
year study, mark a significant moment in the 
229-year history of Governor Dummer. I am 
proud to witness it and be a part of it 

The Square One Committee, com- 
prising six of GDA's most respected faculty 
members, was charged with the responsibility 
of examining the entire Academy program 
and recommending avenues for promoting 
greater academic excellence Chaired by 
Director of Studies Brian Lenane the com- 
mittee includes Foreign Language Depart- 
ment Chairman Pierre Baratelli, Science 
Master and Athletic Director Susan Perry, 
History Master and Counseling Director 
Elizabeth Ruhl, Science Department 
Chairman Stephen Metz and English and 
Drama Master Paul Wann. Their work has 
been soundly endorsed by their faculty and 
administration colleagues and the GDA 
Board of Trustees. 

The Square One recommendations 
represent the latest in a progression of re- 
finements that began when GDA opened its 
doors in 1763. In both obvious and subtle 
ways, they coalesce the recent successes of 
the Academy's SCIENCE 2000, Collaborative 
Learning and Sophomore Writing programs. 

In philosophical terms, the Square 
One program represents a re-dedication to 
the ideals upon which the Academy was 
founded: as our mission statement says, 
"...preparing students for selective colleges 
and furthering their growth as individuals to 
better enable them to lead purposeful and 
productive lives." Armed with the latest 
research and thinking from education's 

brightest scholars, the Committee developed 
a program that enhances our conviction that 
concept mastery, rather than material 
covered, is a proper measure of effective 
education. (The following article by the 
Square One Committee presents some of 
that research.) 

The most obvious change brought 
about by Square One involves the class 
schedule Beginning in September, classes 
will be extended to 60 and 90 minutes from 
the current 40 minutes to allow for greater 
subject mastery, collaborative learning and 
individualized instruction — the time- 
honored keystones of a Governor Dummer 
education. The course schedule no longer 
will rotate as it has in recent years; for all its 
advantages, the Square One study found that 
the current rotating schedule can be some- 
what confining. Instead, under the new 
schedule class times will remain constant 
from week to week. A given class, therefore 
will meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 
or Tuesdays and Thursdays to compensate 
for the longer class periods. 

Central to Governor Dummer Aca- 
demy's mission is the preparation of young 
men and women for college and further 
learning. This updated schedule is designed 
to provide students with direction that will 
teach responsibility and self-discipline It also 
will provide for a smoother transition to 
college where success is dependent upon 

Faculty members are urged, under 
the Square One program, to use a variety 
of teaching methods. As the Committee's 
research shows, students learn more readily 
when they are challenged, coached and 
allowed to discover facts through hands-on 
work in many subjects. Teachers, too, are 
learners, and the Square One policy encou- 
rages all faculty members to pursue their 

own professional development with assis- 
tance from the Academy. In order to 
stimulate growth and change, we have 
adopted the Committee's recommendation 
that all academic department head posi- 
tions will be appointed for five-year terms, 
and faculty members will be eligible to 
apply for those posts. 

A key policy that has emerged from 
Square One is the setting and periodic 
review of goals and standards for all teach- 
ers and programs within the Governor 
Dummer curriculum. Annual salary raises 
for teachers will be set according to the 
achievement of their individual goals. 

The Square One Committee took 
great pains to solicit the input of faculty 
members while formulating the new poli- 
cies, and will not be a "hit-and-run" body 
that dissolves after presenting its recom- 
mendations. It will continue to monitor, 
evaluate and — if necessary — adjust the 
new policies for the next three years. 

These changes in the Governor 
Dummer program will not affect the caring, 
supportive atmosphere that distinguishes 
the Academy from other schools. They will 
not alter the tradition of the master or the 
close faculty-student ratio that are corner- 
stones of a GDA education. They will 
ensure greater subject mastery while en- 
hancing the overall educational experience 
for every student, both while at GDA and 
later at the college of his or her choice 

I hope every member of the Gover- 
nor Dummer Academy community will 
share our enthusiasm as we turn these 
ideas into realities that will benefit 
generations of GDA students. 

Peter W Bragdon 

Collaborative Learning: Amy Nicolo '92 and Jed Murdoch '92 demonstrate the Square One concept 
that cooperation is more effective in learning than competition. 

The Archon - Winter 1992 9 

Dedication to Mastery 

The Square One Committee's Research and Findings 


Tovernor Dummer Academy has 
done an excellent job of preparing students 
for college and later life for more than two 
centuries, largely as a result of certain 
inherent qualities the Academy has main- 
tained since its founding. GDA's history, 
size, location and abiding educational 
philosophy — based on close student- 
faculty relationships — all have contributed 
to its success. 

As a community of learners, GDA 
has survived and flourished because these 
very qualities have provided a mechanism 
for adapting to changing times and atti- 
tudes; reflection and self-evaluation have 
allowed the Academy to evolve through the 
years, rather than cling to outmoded ideas 
or fall victim to faddish methods. 

The Square One Committee's work 
represents one of the most intensive self- 
studies performed at Governor Dummer. 
We were asked by the Headmaster to revise 
the school's program, raise the standing of 
the institution and improve student learn- 
ing. We have read many articles, visited 
schools, consulted experts and engaged in 
many hours of discussions on these 
subjects during the past two years. 

The Committee believes that suffi- 
cient research has been done in education 
to have defined certain alterable variables 
that will improve the quality of education 
at GDA. These include improving the qual- 
ity of instruction, clarifying the Academy's 
mission by defining specific goals, linking 
these goals to all programs and individuals, 
raising expectations for students and reas- 
serting the priority of academics. The 
Committee's final recommendations — 
which have been accepted by the Board of 

Trustees as policy — arose from our assess- 
ments of the current program and our 
investigation of various educational models 
developed by many of the world's leading 
authorities in the field. 

William Spady, founder of the High 
Success Program and an advocate for 
Outcome-Based Education (OBE), makes a 
compelling argument about the ways in 
which schools organize and invest re- 
sources. Too often, he says, schools define 
student success based upon the calendar; 
they are more concerned with the rate at 
which a student learns than the level of 
learning he or she can attain. 

In his article in Educational Leader- 
ship, Spady notes that, "According to con- 
temporary school reform advocates Wilbur 
Brookover, John Goodlad and Theodore 
Sizer, a calendar-defined model promotes 
teaching that emphasizes curriculum 
coverage over student mastery. Teachers, 
too, they argue, get caught up in the un- 
productive syndrome of 'putting in time' 
and 'covering material.' These reformers 
support the assertion that our schools are 
primarily organized for custody." 1 

"The sustained attention that will be 
required of students doing longer 
homework assignments and parti- 
cipating in longer classes may 
counteract the alarming state of 
public (and private) discourse that 
mistakes 'sound bites' and bumper 
stickers for thought. Square One 
values intensity and depth in 
intellectual inquiry. 

— Paul Warm 

English and Drama Master 

We believe, instead, the the following 
student goals/outcomes should be used to 
organize the Academy: 

1. Students will learn to acquire 
information and understanding 
through observing, listening, read- 
ing, writing and will demonstrate 
these skills by successfully comple- 
ting independent work. 

2. Students will learn to process ac- 
quired information and meaning 
through skills of reflection and 
thinking (analysis, synthesis and 
interpretation). Students will dem- 
onstrate this by making unique art 
work, making observations and 
forming opinions. 

3. Students will recognize self- 
concept in interaction with other 
people by perceiving accurately, 
assessing validly and responding 
appropriately to others' 

4. Students will learn to base actions and 
decisions on the knowledge that indivi- 
duals differ and are similar in many 
ways by seeking interactions and feeling 
comfortable with others who are 
different in race, social level or personal 

5. Students will learn to apply basic princi- 
ples and concepts of the sciences, arts 
and humanities to interpret personal 
experiences, to understand natural 
phenomena and evaluate technological 
progress by analyzing and acting on 
public issues. 

6. Students will learn to be self-reliant 
learners by seeking and valuing learning 

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7. Students will learn to be creative by 
generating a range of imaginative 
alternative solutions to problems. 

8. Students will learn to cope by selecting 
viable alternatives for actions in 
changing circumstances. 

9. Students will learn responsible 
membership in society by acting in 
accordance with a basic ethical 
framework that incorporates values 
contributing to group living, such as 
honesty, fairness, compassion and 
integrity. 2 

"Working with Square One has been 
very fulfilling for me. The exercise of 
discussing pedagogy should be at the 
core of an educators experience. The 
time I spent with my colleagues was 
challenging, demanding, rewarding 
and worth every minute we spent 
agonizing over issues. I wish more 
educators had this kind of 

- Elizabeth Ruhl 
History Master and 
Counseling Director 



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Spady's Paradigm: Outcomes and competencies determine the program. 

Using Spady's OBE Paradigm shown 
below, it is clear that the outcomes and 
competencies defined by Governor Dum- 
mer's mission must determine the program 
and the investment of our resources. The 
driving elements of this paradigm are 
reversed from the normal process. The 
outcomes, not the calendar, "determines 
credit, and in turn defines what constitutes 
a 'course' and the content needed in that 
course. Here the key issue is reaching 
outcomes successfully, not precisely when 
or how much time." 3 This requires a differ- 
ent pedagogy that Sizer calls "coaching" — 
emphasizing active modeling, expecting 
success, intensive engagement, diagnostic 
assessment and frequent feedback to 
students about performance. 

The understanding of teaching 
methods and the way students learn has 
been significantly improved over the years. 
The argument that lecture with memoriza- 
tion worked in the past and should be fine 
today is unrealistic. The statistics are over- 
whelming that these methods do not work. 
As B.S. Bloom writes, "The answer does 
not lie in additional funds, new fads or 
major sweeping changes in organization of 

our education system. . . . The solution 
lies in our views about students and their 
learning." 4 

Research on student learning can be 
summarized by relating three separate 
constructs. The first construct says "there 
are good learners and poor learners." 5 
There is ample evidence that students' 
learning ability does not change drastically 
over their school careers. This construct is 
the basis for grading, tracking and admis- 
sion practices in education. To believe this 
construct is to believe that the role of 
schools is to select good learners and weed 
out the poor learners; it says schools can- 
not really change anything to help students 
learn better. Learning, according to this 
construct, is dependent upon major factors 
— socioeconomic status, home life, gene- 
tics, etc. — and schools cannot improve it. 

The second construct, based upon 
the work of John Carroll, says "there are 
faster and slower learners." 6 "This concept 
suggested that if all learners are given the 
same instruction in a subject and the same 
amount of time to learn it, the resulting 
scores on achievement tests would be nor- 
mally distributed. If, however, the instruc- 
tion and time are adapted to each student's 

"I find all of these changes very 
exciting, especially the fact that 
students will have to be much more 
involved — in many ways, they will 
have to become responsible for their 
own educations. On a personal level, 
I can look forward to concluding my 
teaching career having learned a 
new methodology and new tech- 
niques, and that is exciting, too." 
— Pierre Baratelli 

Chairman, Foreign Language 

needs, the achievement distribution will be 
highly skewed (most of the scores would 
pile up on the high end of the achievement 
measure)." 7 In this study, slower students' 
learning was found to take up to five times 
more time than faster students'. According 
to this construct, then, a student's tested 
aptitude no longer predicts the student's 
final achievement, but instead predicts the 
amount of time it takes for him or her to 

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Research in the last decade has pro- 
duced the third construct: Most students 
become very similar with regard to learning 
ability, rate of learning and motivation for 
further learning when provided with favor- 
able learning conditions. 8 The direct evi- 
dence for this third construct comes from 
the many mastery learning studies that 
contrast the learning of two comparable 
groups of students under more or less 
favorable conditions. It challenges the 
inalterability of students' learning ability. 
The Square One Committee believes this 
third construct to be true: that students' 
learning abilities can be improved by 
changing certain school conditions. 
However, our program is very demanding, 
and students must be posessed of a 
reasonable aptitude and a commitment to 
learning. Otherwise, the resources needed 
to achieve the school's goal of excellence 
will exceed our means. 

The mastery model of learning has 
several implications for teachers: 

1. Teachers must believe in and 
consciously provide equal learning oppor- 
tunities for all students in their classes. 
This means that classes must continue to 
be small. It is important that the teacher 
expect that all students master material 
and the teacher should model this 
behavior by interacting appropriately with 
every student. 

"The Committee sought to find ways 

to improve student learning, using 

current research and years of 

teaching experience. The Square 

One proposal is not a model plan 

adapted from another successful 

school, but rather a plan designed 

specifically for Governor Dummer 

by our faculty to improve our 

students' learning." 

— Brian Lenane 
Director of Studies 

2. The "essence of mastery learning 
strategy is group instruction supplemented 
by frequent feedback and individualized 
help as each student needs it. The group 
instruction is the same as regular instruc- 
tion currently provided in a classroom. 
Feedback is usually in the form of brief, 
diagnostic or formative tests, which 
indicate what each student has learned and 
what he or she still needs to learn before 
the learning task is mastered. 

"Tb me, the charge, development 
and recommendations of the Square 
One Committee's report stand as one 
of the most significant events in the 
Academy's rich history. The report 
is significant because it recognizes 
that improvement, excellence and 
educations are processes — not 
destinations. It represents a bold 
look at our past, an honest appraisal 
of our present and a confident vision 
of our future." 

— Susan Perry 
Science Master and 
Director of Athletics 

Individualized help is provided to enable 
each student to learn the important points 
he or she has missed." 9 Extra help is given 
on the assumption that the student has 
done the work in class, received frequent 
feedback as to deficiencies and now wants 
to clarify a topic. It is not a review of the 
entire class, but a topic-specific 

The mastery model has implications 
for the curriculum as well. Ideally, each 
student would have his own tutor for 
constant concurrent remediation, but this 
is a financial impossibility, and tracking has 
been shown to be self-fulfilling prophecy 
for students. The key is to define standards 
and goals clearly so that teachers and all 
students understand them and they can be 
clearly demonstrated. Students should be 
encouraged and enabled to work together 
and to help each other achieve their goals 
so that cooperation, not competition, be- 
comes the accepted standard in education. 

The notion of mastery learning has 
implications for the styles of teaching that 
are based upon current research in cogni- 
tive development of students. It is best to 
discuss the cognitive research by using an 
example described by Degroot, a Dutch 
educator. 10 In Degroot's example, chess 
masters were asked to look briefly at chess 
board containing chess pieces placed as 
they might be in a real game. Asked to 
recreate the locations of the pieces on 
another board from memory, the chess 
masters performed this task with remark- 
able accuracy. Novice players then were 
asked to look at the same chess boards 
and perform the same task, but were 
unable to recall the positions of the chess 
pieces with any degree of accuracy. The 

researchers hypothesized that great chess 
players must have excellent visual short- 
term memories. A second experiment was 
run with the chess masters and novices 
remembering randomly ordered chess 
pieces. This time, the results for the two 
groups was uniformly poor. In the first test, 
the chess masters were able to recognize a 
pattern of moves; because they understood 
the pattern, the positions of the chess 
pieces had meaning for them and they 
were able to construct a working model in 
their minds. On the other hand, the 
random pieces were not connected to a 
recognizable pattern, and therefore had 
no meaning. 

Degroot's example (and the work of 
others including R.N. Caine and G. Caine, 
Making Connections: Teaching and the 
Human Brain u ) demonstrates that students 
must construct their own patterns of learn- 
ing in order for things to have meaning. 

"The new schedule's longer classes 
and extended afternoon laboratory 
periods will encourage activity- 
based science, student research, 
field studies and investigations of 
the local environment. I firmly 
believe that the combination of 
Square One and SCIENCE 2000 can 
produce one of the most dynamic 
and innovative programs in the 

— Stephen Metz 

Chairman, Science Department 

Clearly, presentation of unrelated facts 
without context is not going to have mean- 
ing. Therefore, by allowing students to con- 
struct their own patterns of learning, 
teachers will improve learning and retention. 
This brings us to the notion of active 
learning. If one examines how he or she 
learned to sew, golf, walk, etc., he or she 
will find that this learning was not achieved 
through study alone; these skills were 
learned by doing, as well as through 
observation. Learning to play basketball, 
for example, requires a lot of practice — 
not reading about it or watching videos on 
making foul shots. It requires performance 
with immediate feedback (e.g., Did the ball 
go in or not?). The desired results are very 
clear to the student and the coach. The 
coach helps make some adjustments, and 
the student tries again. After some prac- 
tice, the student and his or her teammates 

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■ *V. 



Peter Thomas '64 

'uring the Class of 1964's 
junior year, a tiny fringe group of students 
attempted to win official approval for a 
Governor Dummer Rocket Club. Head- 
master Val Wilkie listened patiently as the 
group members tried to explain why fooling 
around with marginally legal fireworks 
would be uniquely educational, but no one 
was surprised when launching pads failed to 
spring up on the banks of the Parker River. 

That group of students included Peter 
Thomas '64, who, decades later, has a far 
more official and rewarding involvement 
with rockets and space. In the fall of 1990, 
Thomas was selected to be an investigator 
on the 15-member "Imaging Science Team" 
for the 20-year, $1.3 billion Cassini mission 
to orbit Saturn. 

The Cassini project was named for 
the 17th century scientist who determined 
that Saturn's rings consisted of particles 
rather than a continuous disk, and also 
discovered many of Saturn's satellites. The 
mission involves travelling the billion miles 
to Saturn to make a "detailed exploration of 
everything you could ever imagine," Thomas 
says. In addition to studying the planet, its 
rings and its satellites by relaying pictures 
and other data back to earth, Cassini will 
send an exploratory probe down to the 
surface of Titan. 

While past space missions have made 
quick flybys of Saturn, the Cassini mission 
will get a far longer, closer look. "We'll be 
able to see objects one mile across on 
Saturn and maybe a few meters across on 
some of the satellites," says Thomas. Instead 
of a few days worth of data, we can sit back 
and watch the weather and everything else 
for four years." During those years, he adds, 
"we'll have a chance to come close to all of 
Saturn's major satellites at one time or 

Back here on Earth, Thomas looks 
forward to spending the next 18 years 
working on the Cassini project under the 
auspices of the Rand Corporation in Santa 
Monica, California. He laughs when the 
idea of job security is mentioned, and ex- 
plains that among the criteria for selecting 
the Cassini team members was the likeli- 
hood that they would not retire in the next 
20 years. Thomas notes that it is important 
for all members of the team to get along, 
since they'll be working together until the 
year 2010. 

Thomas, who earned a bachelor's 
degree from Princeton, a master's in 
geology from the University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill and a doctorate in 
geology from Cornell, won a coveted 
position on the Cassini team by writing a 
proposal in response to a request from the 
National Aeronautics and Space Administra- 
tion (NASA). That 25-page proposal — 
"The longer ones don't get read," he says, 
explaining the report's unexpected brevity 
— contained a description of everything 
Thomas planned to derive from the 

exploration. In addition, he said, NASA 
required a 20-year budget forecast that 
included projections on everything from 
personnel costs to office expenses. Basing 
that projection on a five percent annual 
inflation rate, he says, he arrived at some 
"astronomical figures." 

Exploring planets with unmanned 
spacecraft has evolved considerably in the 
30 years since the first Russian craft flew by 
the Moon, a year and a half before the 
Class of '64 arrived at GDA. The change 
has been led not only by the expected 
influence of rapid technological develop- 
ment, Thomas says, but also by the political 
climate and the influence of aging bureau- 
cracies. One of the most dramatic changes 
has been in the length of mission sched- 
ules. The first American satellite was 
approved, constructed and launched within 
three months. The Cassini mission, which 
was given preliminary approval two years 
ago, may be launched in 1997, and will 
finish work in about 2010. While it is a 
long way to Saturn, the distance is only a 
small part of the reason for long programs. 
Complexities of spacecraft and of organiza- 
tions, as well as the lack of adequate 
rockets, all add years to missions. 

While a mission such as Cassini may 
be regarded as a "probe" sending back 
"data," Thomas says it is really a diverse 
collection of experiments that are forced to 
ride the same spacecraft. Similarly, each 
experiment represents many investigators 
who must share the same instruments. 
Planning such a mission consists of more 
than figuring out whether one can launch 
so many tons of payload across the solar 
system; rather, Thomas says, "It is a won- 
derfully complicated series of negotiations 
of wish-lists from hundreds of very indepen- 
dent-minded individuals." 

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Diversity within instalment teams is 
the day-to-day experience, and the imaging 
team probably has the widest range of inter- 
ests, according to Thomas. It has 15 mem- 
bers, roughly divided among those interes- 
ted in atmospheres, satellites and rings. 
Their collective job is to fine tune the de- 
sign of the cameras, plan and take pictures, 
conduct scientific studies and make sure 
the data and some of the results are ar- 
chived and made public. Because most of 
the team's scientists have known one other 
for some time — "Planetary science is a 
small community," he says — it is not the 
completely unruly mob that it might be. 
"Sometimes the ring people actually under- 
stand what the satellite people are saying, 
and, on rare occasions, the satellite group 
can figure out the atmosphere group's 
points. Everyone has to work on under- 
standing the rest of the team, because we 
are stuck with one another for the next 18 
years or so!" 

The early functions of the imaging 
team, long before launch, largely fall into 
three areas: defending the mission, carving 
out individual niches of responsibility and 
getting the attention of the engineers as- 
sembling the spacecraft. Success in defend- 
ing the mission — to NASA and, ultimately, 
Congress — depends in part upon the size 
and make-up of its scientific constituency. 
An important additional constituency 
derives from the mission's being inter- 
national in scope. Thomas notes, however, 
that there currently is "a big wrinkle" in 
Germany's expected participation in Cassini: 
Germany is also supposed to be helping 
with a Russian mission to Mars in 1994, 
though because of the costs of German 
reunification, it does not have the funds. If 
Germany cannot participate, he says, the 
Cassini's "sibling" mission — the Comet 
Rendezvous and Asteroid Flyby — will be 
cancelled. The effects on Cassini may be 
nearly as bad. The same effects may hold 
true for the Russian program. Inasmuch as 
the Germans want to avoid causing the can- 
cellation of another program, they are de- 
laying decisions as long as possible, hoping 
that either the Americans or Russians can- 
cel one first. "It's a real game of chicken!" 
says Thomas. 

"Carving out individual niches is 
perhaps the easiest part because we were 
selected for a wide range of interests, and 
our original proposals attempted to make 
our work distinctive," Thomas says. Niches 
involve responsibilities, both in planning 
(such as the most rewarding trajectories), 
and in products. Thomas says he has both 
"a public service function and a scientific 
function" on the team. In his "public 
service" role, he determines and supplies 
the team with maps and coordinates of 

14 The Archon - Winter 1992 

points on Saturn's satellites. He also takes 
"shape measurements" of the bodies for 
mapping purposes. Thomas' "scientific" role 
consists of "inferring what's inside the satel- 
lites from their shapes." 

"There's a lot of cross-specialty work 
— a lot of people wandering across special- 
ty lines," he says, noting that "everybody 
contributes." The team currently is under- 
going a process called "confirmation," 
which involves documenting and reviewing 
all the proposed science goals and team 
member responsibilities. "Once this is over/' 
says Thomas, "we may feel a bit more sec- 
ure in actually having a mission and a role 
in it." 

Thomas notes with a wry laugh that, 
"Keeping the engineers under control is the 
most common task." "Engineers," he says, is 
actually a euphemism for a series of organ- 
izations at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
that design and build most of the space- 
craft. Early imaging team meetings have 
had many engineers' presentations that 
present vexing problems. " 'There isn't 
enough electrical power, so another isotope 
generator has been added, which means the 
mission will have to fly for two more years 
to get to Saturn,' or, 'One of the cameras 
has to be used instead of gyroscopes for 
determining spacecraft pointing, and as a 
result the wide angle camera is much more 
restricted than previously claimed,' " says 
Thomas, parroting the engineers. "Our 
team then has to decide how strongly to 
complain about the effects on science of 
engineering decisions. We often have the 
suspicions that the engineering decisions 
are those which keep the most engineers 

"The thousands of images Thomas 
will be analyzing will take 90 
minutes to reach Earth, travelling 
the billion miles through space at 
the speed of light — 186,000 miles 
per second. In contrast to satellites 
in Earth orbit, he says, Cassini will 
not be able to use solar power, 
since the amount of sunlight 
reaching Saturn is only about one 
percent of that reaching Earth." 

employed, but that's hard for us to prove!" 
He says that the real trick — "rarely 
achieved" — is to head off adverse deci- 
sions before they are formally presented, 
"since then it is usually too late to do any- 
thing. And more changes cost money — 
something that is in very short supply for 
this project," Thomas adds. 

In all these details, Thomas says it is 
sometimes hard to look ahead for the next 
18 years. Asked why we should explore 
Saturn, he explains that Saturn operates 
like a miniature solar system. "If we really 
want to understand our solar system, and 
understand how planets were formed, 
Saturn is a great place to do it. There are 
so many things in one place — the planet, 
the satellites, the rings." By comparison to 
the variety of material to be studied around 
Saturn, he says Earth is "just high tempera- 
ture scum;" our relative proximity to the 
Sun makes Earth far less interesting. 

"That's the highfalutin science goal," 
Thomas says with a laugh. "The fact is that 
there's a lot of stuff out there that you've 
never seen before and you want to see it. 
You just don't get away from that." 

Thomas says that much of what we 
know about Saturn has come from distant 
flybys and suppositions. "We had a quick 
look from Voyager/' he explains, citing one 
of the missions on which he has worked. 
"Those views were tantalizing. We have 
some questions now, such as, 'Do geysers 
on Enceladus feed material to Saturn's 
rings?' 'What is the dark side of Iapetus?' 
and 'What is below the clouds on Titan?'" 
He adds, "The best questions will follow 
from the images we get back from the 
Cassini probe" when it travels within a "few 
hundred kilometers" of these bodies. 

The thousands of images Thomas will 
be analyzing will take 90 minutes to reach 
Earth, travelling the billion miles through 
space at the speed of light — 186,000 miles 
per second. The probe's transmitter will use 
about 10 watts of power to relay that signal, 
which Thomas says will be delivered by an 
on-board isotope generator. In contrast to 
satellites in Earth orbit, he says, Cassini will 
not be able to use solar power, since the 
amount of sunlight reaching Saturn is only 
about one percent of that reaching Earth. 
The generator, which operates on heat pro- 
duced by decaying plutonium, is highly 
effective, he says, because "it has no moving 
parts and takes decades to lose much of 
its power" 

Thomas says the Cassini mission 
begins with a "set of preconceived notions 
about what we'll find there, though we may 
have to start all over again when we see the 
new data. That stuff goes out the window 
real fast!" He cites the example of the 1979 
Voyager mission to Jupiter, which provided 
the first look at the moon Io. A week before 
the data began arriving, two scientists' 
Earth-based predictions of active volcanism 
on Io were published in a scientific journal. 
The mission, of course, proved them right. 
"We can make predictions," says Thomas 
with a laugh, "but we don't always hit it 
right. That's the fun part." 

continued on page 18 



GDA Sports 


Governors Come Within Yards of 
Class A Championship 

The GDA football team came within a single 
point of capturing the New England Prep 
School Class A Championship in November. 
The Governors capped an otherwise undefeated 
season by suffering a last-minute 42-41 loss to 
the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. The GDA 
team won the Class B Championship last year, 
but this year was pitted against the top Class A 
team. GDA held a 41-35 advantage until the 
game's final three minutes, when a Hotchkiss 
drive moved the ball to the Governors' five-yard 
line. The GDA defensive line held off the attack 
for the first two downs, but Hotchkiss broke 
through for the winning touchdown on the 
third. Archie Seale '93 played an outstanding 
game, catching three touchdown passes from 
quarterback Jim Cavanaugh '94, who passed for 
184 yards. Wide-out Andre Sheffield '92, a key 
player in GDA's successful season, was lost to a 
shoulder injury early in the game. Randy 
Hemming '92 and Nick Tibbetts '92 were 
named the team's 1991 Most Valuable Players. 

Women's Cross-Country 

Kate Atkins '92, the captain of the 
women's cross-country team, was named her 
team's Most Valuable Player for 1991. A four- 
year team member, Atkins took seventh place 
among 63 runners in the New England Cross- 
country Championships. She was named to the 
Independent School League All-Star team and 
the All-New England Team, rise Abusamra '93 
received the Coaches' Award for her contribu- 
tions to the women's cross-country team, and 
also was named captain of the 1992 team. 
Abusamra placed fourth in the New England 
Cross-Country Championships. In addition, she 
was named to the ISL All-Star and the All-New 
England teams. 

Men's Cross-Country 

Gil Farmer '94 was named Most Valuable 
Player on the men's cross-country team. Break- 
ing course records in his first year on the team, 
Farmer placed tenth among 189 runners in the 
New England Class C Cross-Country Champion- 
ships at Brooks School. Farmer earned a place 
on the All-New England and the Independent 
School League Ail-Star teams. Tim O'Keefe '94, 
another first-year member of the cross-country 
team, earned the Coaches' Award for 1991. 

Field Hockey 

Dawn M. Morrill '93 was named Most 
Valuable Player on the GDA field hockey team 
for 1991. A second-year member of the team, 
she was cited for her consistently strong efforts 
on behalf of the team. The Governors conclu- 
ded their season with a big win over Bucking- 
ham Browne & Nichols. The win gave the team 
a season record of 2-9-3, which coach Sally 
Jarrett said "does not reflect the level or 
intensity of the team's play." 

Women's Soccer 

Amy Daniels '92 was named Most 
Valuable Player on the women's soccer team for 
'91. Daniels has been a contributing member of 
the women's team for three years. The Govern- 
ors concluded their season with a 2-10-1 record 
that included several close contests. Coach 
Susan Perry called 1991 a "building year/' and 
noted that only four members of this year's team 
are graduating this spring. 

Men's Soccer 

Devin Sullivan '92 was named as Most 
Valuable Player on the men's soccer team for 
1991. A second-year team member, Sullivan 
helped lead his team to a very close 7-6-2 sea- 
son record. Representative of the season, the 
team's final game remained scoreless until the 
closing minutes, when Belmont Hill netted the 
winning goal. The Governors ended the season 
ranked sixth in the ISL. Second-year team mem- 
ber Stephen Peabody '92 was named recipient 
of the Navins Trophy, designated for the men's 
soccer team member who embodies team spirit. 



The GDA volleyball team was working on 
an undefeated season at presstime, having 
already met all but one of its league opponents 
at least once this year. Coach Michelle Cahill 
says she doesn't "foresee a lot of trouble" for 
the GDA women, who have won all seven of 
their matches to date. She notes that the Gov- 
ernors had some difficulty against Buckingham 
Browne & Nichols, and will face that team again 
in their season finale. The women had a decisive 
2-0 win against Lawrence before their January 
exam break. The coach credits the starting line 
— including captain Amy Daniels '92, Tara Ryan 
'92, Angela Ives '93, Karen Filip '93, Sara 
Wayne '94 and Charisse Charley '92 — and "a 
really good bench" with the team's success. 

Perfection: Amy Daniels '92 demonstrates the winning form that has characterized the women's 
undefeated season. Teammates Karen Filip '93 (center) and Mercedes Paul '92 (right) anticipate the the 
next play. 

The Archon - Winter 1992 15 

GDA Sports 

Men's Hockey 

The GDA men's hockey team placed 
second in the annual Brooks/Governor Dummer 
Academy Christmas Invitational Hockey Tourna- 
ment for 1991. GDA, which placed more players 
— eight — on the All-Tournament Team than 
any of its seven opposing teams, was topped by 
only Fredericton-Bolton's Canadiens. Co-sponsor 
Brooks finished the tournament in sixth place. 
Toby Harris '92 was named offensive MVP, while 
forwards Petr Vasicko '92 and Devin Sullivan 
'92, defenseman Chris Ruggiero '92 and goalie 
Patrick Gervais '92 were named to the All-Tbur- 
nament team. Receiving honorable mentions 
were Sani Silvennoinen '94, Victor Fidler '92 
and Jim Walsh '93. At presstime the team had a 
9-3 overall record (6-2 in the league), with post 
tournament wins over Milton and Lawrence 
Coach Larry Piatelli reports, "The ten seniors 
are the key to this team, complemented by a 
strong group of 12 underclassmen." He said he 
expects the team to finish "within the top third" 
of its "very competitive league." 

Women's Hockey 

The GDA women's hockey team has 
begun its '92 season well ahead of last year, in 
the process felling Middlesex for the first time 
ever (54). The team placed third in the 
Brooks/GDA Tbumament before Christmas, 
knocking off Brooks 7-2. Currently fifth in their 
league, the women have racked up three wins 
and four losses so far, and coach Kristen Snyder 
said she expects the team to collect "at least two 
or three more wins" before season's end. Lead- 
ing the effort are Lisa Widdecke '92 — who has 
earned 11 goals to date — forward Dierdre 
Heersink '92 and goalie Grace Jeanes '92. 

Women's Basketball 

With six freshmen, one sophomore, three 
juniors and a senior, coach Susie Childs reports 
that GDA's women's basketball team is working 
on a "rebuilding year after a strong previous 
year" The women had a 2-5 overall record at 
presstime. Captain Amy Hill '92 is "providing 
excellent leadership, especially for the younger 
players," said Ms. Childs, who also cited Dawn 
Morrill '93 and Becky Vieira '94 for being the 
core of this and future GDA teams. 

GDA Victory: Patrick Gervais '92 defends GDA's net against a tough Lawrence Academy offense. 

Men's Basketball 

Injuries have been plaguing the men's 
basketball team, which had a 3-3 league record 
(54 overall) at presstime, after suffering a dou- 
ble overtime loss to Milton. The team placed 
seventh in the Hill School Tbumament before 
Christmas, toppling Salisbury in the process. 
Coach Steve Metz notes that the team's nine 
seniors have been providing "great leadership," 
noting especially Joe Kirch '92, Sean Naughton 
'92 and captain Andre Sheffield '92. Mr. Metz 
reports that the team is "competitive with any 
time our league" With Kirch and other main- 
stays Archie Seale '93 and Peter Eliot '92 
missing games because of injuries, however, 
"we've got our work cut out for us if we're going 
to make it to the New England Tbumament." 

Footwork: Sean Naughton '92 dribbles past his 
Milton opponent in their double-overtime game 


The GDA wrestling team remained winless 
at presstime, racking up a 0-5 record as a result 
of injuries, youth and thin ranks. Alec MacLach- 
lan '93, who emerged as champion of the 
152-pound class in the Christmas Tbumament, 
was sidelined for the season when he broke his 
arm in the subsequent Belmont Hill meet. Coach 
Barry Graham reports that the team is forced to 
forfeit three to four weightclasses each meet, and 
that four other starting wrestlers this year are new 
to the sport. The team, down to 16 members, is 
relying on heavyweight Saiyid Brent '95 and 
captain Nick LaPierre '92, who placed second 
and third, respectively, in the Christmas tourna- 
ment. Mr. Graham said the team's youth "is good 
news for the wrestiing program in years to come" 
He said he expects future teams to benefit from 
the experience of Takeshi Kawaji '94 and Andy 
Barbaro '94 at 125 and 130 pounds, respectively. 

16 The Archon - Winter 1992 




Bom to Katie and Dick Snowdon '61, a son, 
Alexander; November 30, 1991. 

Born to Susan and Rick Robbins '69, a son, 
Eric; September 1, 1991. 

Born to Janet and David Cain '75, a son, 
Nicholas; Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 

Born to Ann and Bruce Kennedy '75, a 
daughter, Jennifer Ann; July 24, 1991. 

Bom to Hilary and Ethan Stone '75, twins, a 
daughter, Erin Lea and a son, Jeremy Francis; 
September 27, 1991. 

Bom to Deb and Steve French '76, a son, 
George Winthrip; May 24, 1991. 

Bom to Jennifer and Russ Savrann '80, a 
daughter, Elizabeth Alice (Beth); May 1, 1991. 

Bom to Diane and Mark Hefford '81, a son, 
Mark Charles, Jr.; July 11, 1991. 

Bom to Ian and Teresa Russo Cramphorn '83, 
a son, Patrick Martin; September 21, 1991. 

Bom to Anne-Marie and Sam Blatchford '85, a 
son, Charles Samuel; October 13, 1991. 


Norman Quint '40 and Patricia M. Henrich, 
October 9, 1991. 

David Hershey '50 and Brenda Gunn, 
September, 1991. 

John Fain '80 and Laura Frances Hamman, 
May 18, 1991. 

Martin Lanigan '80 and Karen McGuire, 
July 27, 1991. 

Scott Mason '80 and Carolyn Miller, 
October 5, 1991. 

Carl Schwartz '80 and Whitney Semple, 
September, 1991. 

Alexander Packard Cawley '83 and Nerissa 
Michele Edwards, August 10, 1991. 

Charles Gilliatt '83 and Kathryn Stasko, 
May 11, 1991. 

Ronald F. Liss, Jr. '84 and Brooke T. Duffy, 

September 7, 1991. 

Cathleen Riley '84 and Dan Scerbo, 
September 21, 1991. 

Alex Konovalachik '85 and Sheila Connors, 
August 17, 1991. 

John B. Brennan '87 and Maria Frolova, 
January 25, 1992. 


Leigh F Clark, class of 1940, died December 
27, 1991, after a long illness. After graduating 
from Governor Dummer, he received a B.S. from 
Bowdoin College, interrupting his career there 
to spend three years in the U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers. He received a J.D. from Suffolk 
University Law School in 1955. He continued to 
serve in the Army Reserve, retiring after 22 
years with the rank of major. Since 1948, he had 
been employed in the insurance industry, 
retiring from Hanover Insurance Company in 
1986. He leaves his wife, Phyllis Russell Clark, 
of Beverly, MA. 

Leigh F. Clark 1920-1991 

Ralph A. Webb, Jr., class of 1945, died 
December 4, 1991, in Washington, D.C. He was 
64. A cum laude graduate of GDA, he received a 
bachelor's degree from Tufts University in 1949. 
He later earned a master's degree in physics 
from the University of South Carolina, and 
completed further graduate work at Johns 
Hopkins University. At the time of his death, he 
was an executive with the engineering firm of 
Babcock and Wilcox in Washington, D.C. He 
joined Babcock and Wilcox in 1958 as 
supervisor of the NS Savannah Program in 
Lynchburg, VA, and subsequently held several 
other management positions with the firm. He 
became division manager of contract research in 
1984. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Webb, 
of Oakton, VA; a son, Ralph A. Webb III of 
Oakton; a daughter, Barbara Hirtes of Branch- 
burg, N.J.; a brother, Francis Webb of 
Newburyport; and a grandson. 

Burley C. Stevens, class of 1948, died January 
16, 1992, at Anna Jacques Hospital in Newbury- 
port. He was 62. He was bom in Salisbury, and 
lived there all his life. At GDA, he was a mem- 
ber of the Archon board, the National War 
Fund Committee and the Rifle Club. He was the 
winner of the Bausch and Lomb Medal at Com- 
mencement. After serving in the Korean War, he 
started work for the Stanley Bostich Co., where 
he was employed as a sales representative for 40 
years. He leaves his wife, Joan Corporon Stevens 
of Salisbury, three cousins and several nieces 
and nephews. 

Patrick Thomas Lynch, class of 1989, died 
February 7, 1990 from a rare meningococcal 
bacterial infection. He was 18. He had attended 
GDA only one year, 1986-87, as a sophomore. 
He had successfully completed his fall quarter 
and was enrolled in winter courses at the 
Rochester Institute of Technology in New York 
at the time of his death. Lynch was a respected 
member of the RIT Rugby Club, and the team 
placed a marker to his memory on their field 
last spring. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Thomas B. Lynch of Westford, MA. 

H. Dudley Wright, benefactor of Governor 
Dummer Academy's SCIENCE 2000 program, 
died January 18 in York, ME, after a long bout 
with cancer. He was 70. Bom in Bristol, CT, he 
was graduated from Newton School and atten- 
ded the University of Cincinnati, West Texas 
State College and the University of California at 
Los Angeles. He was awarded an honorary doc- 
torate by Tufts University in 1990. He served as 
a 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps 
during World War II, receiving the Air Medal 
with four oak leaf clusters and was named to the 
Royal Order of Constantinople. He formed 
Wright Engineering Co. in Pasadena, CA, in 
1950, and became president and chairman of 
Endevco Corp. in Pasadena in 1952. In 1965, 
Mr. Wright formed Orbisphere Corp. in Geneva, 
Switzerland. Between 1965 and 1971, he was 
publisher and editor of Orbit magazine, a high- 
tech journal published in French, German, 
Italian and English. He leaves his wife Mara 
Lolin Wright; one son, Harford Dudley Wright 
of Minneapolis; and three daughters, Dana H. 
Wright of Madagascar, Holly D. Wright of 
Gloucester and Alexandra M. Wright of Geneva. 

H. Dudley Wright 1922-1992 

The Archon - Winter 1992 17 

continued from page 7 

Another View . . . 

made it from mind to vocal chord; and 
that distance was very short indeed. 
Marshal Clunie used to refer to it as 
"constipation of the brain and diarrhea of 
the mouth." Our childish cruelty was not 
gender-specific; boys were ridiculed as 
much as girls. Some girls had their fun at 
the expense of boys as well, leasing has 
many forms, and a female student can 
play havoc with the emotions of a male 
classmate, especially if he's attracted to 
her. If Gelding's lessons have faded in 
memory, then allow me to quote a more 
recent author. Pat Conroy's Tom Wingo 
reminds us that, "teenagers by definition 
are not fit for society." 

So the mission for GDA has been 
and will continue to be the training of 
young men and women for the roles they 
will play in a larger society. Back there, 
back then in Byfield, we entered as raw 
potential and learned self-limits and 
societal mores. Governor Dummer taught 
us more than our required college 
preparatory courses; we also learned 
diversity and tolerance. 

Rob Kaplan 75 today 

For me, coeducation was nothing 
new. I came from a grammar school that 
had a 50-50 ratio of boys and girls. While 
at GDA, I did wish that more of my class- 
mates were girls, but it never influenced my 
decision to attend, nor has that been a 
source of regret in the 20 years since. 
Without doubt, everyone will agree that a 
coeducational environment produces well- 
rounded graduates. In that sense, the great 
change of the 70s has been a successful 
chapter in the GDA saga. Contrary to 
Anne's analogy, I look back at the transi- 
tion as metaphorically more akin to a tidal 
wave than an earthquake. As a California 
resident, I can highlight the difference as 
one of warning: With the former, you can 
prepare, even if that preparation is mini- 
mal; with the latter, you cannot, canned 
goods not withstanding. 

A final word about Anne, and to 
Anne. In her last speech before us, her 
classmates, in Buster Navins' speech 

course, she revealed a confidential fact 
about herself. Without knowing it, she 
spoke for me and perhaps a few others 
struggling with self-image. In a class 
about confidence, she showed her worth 
by demonstrating courage and humanism 
that I did not have. By doing so, she 
established a kinship that overcame all 
the boundaries of gender. Because Com- 
mencement was just weeks away, I never 
had the opportunity to tell Anne that she 
had revealed to me such personal 
strength. She was ready to graduate and 
was moving toward a larger stage to tread 
on. She created a memory for me that 
has remained clear while many others, of 
pain and joy both caused and received, 
have dimmed. 

Rob Kaplan '75 graduated from Babson 
College in 1979, receiving a Student 
Activities Prize and the Student Gov- 
ernment Award. During the past 12 
years he has been a television producer, 
mortgage broker and a marketing 
research analyst following high-tech 
developments. This spring he will 
return to Babson College to complete 
his master's degree in business adminis- 
tration. Currently unmarried, he lives in 
Westlake Village, California. 

continued from page 12 \Q/ 

Continuing evaluation . . . 

are allowed an expert evaluation of their 
skills. They play a game against another 
team with clearly defined rules, on a 
regular court and with referees — just like 
the experts. l2 - 13 It quickly becomes clear 
to everyone involved how well the students 
have learned to play basketball. 

The game model has obvious analo- 
gies in education. Because it is the natural 
and usual way we learn, active learning is 
the effective means of education. The 
goals, outcomes and rules for evaluation 
must be clear, fair and well-understood. 
Wherever possible, expert evaluation 
should be employed. GDA's Sophomore 
Writing Program provides an excellent 
example: students draft papers, review 
them with fellow students, then submit 
them to the editor (teacher). With the 
teacher's feedback, students then revise 
their work and submit it for publication in 
a school newspaper, magazine or local 
newspaper. The process of active learning 
leads to collaboration and cooperation 
among students, which has the immediate 
effect of clarifying ideas and the long-term 
effect of providing students with essential 
people skills. 

The Committee feels that education 
at Governor Dummer Academy could be 
improved, and that excellence is a constant 

process. With this in mind, the Committee 
set out to create improvement from within 
— not by applying an external solution. To 
this end, the Committee has attempted to 
create a broad framework that will allow 
faculty members to develop the courses, 
teaching plans and program assessments. 
The focus on outcomes will allow the 
faculty and administration to constantly 
monitor the program's progress and make 
improvements where necessary. 


1 W.G. Spady, "Organizing for Results: The Basis of Authentic 
Restructuring and Reform," Educational Leadership (October, 1988), 

2 W.B.Brookover, et al., "Measuring and Attaining the Goals of 
Education," (Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and 
Curriculum Development, 1980). 

3 W.G. Spady, p. 5 

4 B.S. Bloom, All Our Children Learning: A Primer for Parents, 
Teachers and other Educators (New York: McGraw-Hill Book 
Company, 1982), p.131. 

5 B.S. Bloom, p. 133. 

6 J.B. Carroll, "A Model for School Learning," Teachers College 
Record, 64 (1963), 723-33. 

7 B.S. Bloom, p. 133. 

8 J. H. Block, ed.. Schools, Society, and Mastery Learning (New 
York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1974); J. H. Block and L.W. 
Anderson, Mastery Learning in Classroom Instruction (New York: 
Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1975); B.S. Bloom, "Learning for 
Mastery," Chapter 3 in B.S. Bloom, J.T. Hastings and G. F. Madaus, 
Handbook on Formative and Summative Evaluation of Student 
Learning, (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1971). 

9 B.S. Bloom, pp. 140-41. 

10 A.D. Degroot, Thought and Choice in Chess. Mouton (1965). 

11 G. Caine and R.N. Caine, Making Connections: Teaching and the 
Human Brain. (Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and 
Curriculum Development, 1991). 

12 G. Caine and R.N. Caine, p. 101. 

13 F. McQuade, "Thinking and Learning," Independent School 
(Fall, 1990), pp. 45-54. 

continued from page 14 \Qp 

Lord of the rings . . . 

Thomas says that perhaps the hardest 
thing to predict is the context of the mis- 
sion when it gets to Saturn. The world was 
very different 20 years ago, and in another 
15 to 20 years there may be very much 
more — or very much less — interest in 
exploring space. There has always been a 
hard core of interest, but more general 
enthusiasm has frequently had a nationalis- 
tic base, and that is a quantity undergoing 
fundamental changes. It will be nearly as 
interesting as the mission itself to see how 
it is received in the year 2009. 

Thomas' own interest in planetary 
science was developed while he was a 
student at GDA. "Those were the Kennedy 
years," he remembers, "and some of us 
wanted to join the Peace Corps, and others 
wanted to go into space exploration." 
Thomas says he originally planned to be- 
come an aeronautical engineer, but "took a 
diversion into geology" before returning to 
space. He credits Doug Miller, the recently 
retired GDA science department chairman, 
with providing a "major inspiration" for his 
entering the sciences. The winner of the 
GDA Thomdike Hilton Cup (for being the 
top scholar in his class), the Bausch & 
Lomb Medal and the Moody Kent Prize in 
Mathematics, Thomas remembers that Mr. 
Miller "was very supportive" — even if he 
couldn't get the GDA Rocket Club off 
the ground, ss 

18 The Archon - Winter 1992 

Class Notes 


Pre '30 

secretary Needed 

'31 - '38 

Harold Audet, Secretary 
511 Crocker Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 

T Jack Cunningham '31 has celebrated 
his 80th birthday and his 14th year as a member 
of the Augusta Country Club Twilight Golf 
League. He did not mention his handicap, but 
did say that his team finished sixth in a 24-team 
league. ▼ Dana Douglas '33 is in the process of 
cutting back on his business activities. He is 
selling his land surveying and development 
business, but he and his wife will continue to 
operate their Bed and Breakfast Inn in Bethel, 
Maine. T Howard Beal '33 retired in 1979 and 
since then has been doing freelance heraldry, 
engrossing and illuminations. He is in good 
health and stays busy in the out-of-doors. ▼ 
Perrg Reynolds '34 is still active in business, as 
president of Reynolds Textiles. However, he finds 
time to go to Florida for two months every 
winter. T Bill Mulliken '35 has completed a 
children's book about a squirrel that was afraid 
of heights, and he is now working on a novel for 
adults. His note did not say when the new book 
will be published. ▼ Peter Kitchell '36 is 
officially semi-retired, but is working as much as 
ever in his architectural office. Most of his work 
now centers on community designs for affordable 
housing. ▼ Don Gibbs '37 retired in 1988 after 
36 years as Director of the Redwood Library and 
Athenaeum in Newport, RI. He keeps busy with 
travel, reading and a minimum of yard work at 
his home. T Emerson Kirby '37 had quintuple 
heart bypass surgery on October 9, 1991. He is 
doing well and expects to be back to being 100 
percent by spring. In the meantime, he would 
like to hear from his old classmates. T Jack Bell 
'38 will be spending the winter in Vero Beach, 
and harassing Henry Faurot. I have sent Jack a 
list of our class who spend the winter in Florida, 
and he hopes to contact some of his classmates. 
▼ Ed Warner '38, George Skinner '38 and I 
graduated from Colgate in '42. George and I will 
definitely be in Hamilton, NY, for our 50th, and 
we hope that Ed will make the reunion. 

At the Seattle Reception: Ginny and Frank 
Kitchell 35 join Headmaster Peter Bragdon and 
Susan and John Morgan '48 in October. 


Donald Stockwell, Secretary 
8 Country Hill, Brattleboro, VT 05301 

▼ Spencer Brewster spent the holidays 
with the usual — GDA's Ben Brewster, Ben 
Brewster, Jr., Paul Withington, Nathan Withing- 
ton, Dennet Withington etc. etc. etc. Because of 
the strong genes, all are well and able to keep 
the Alumni Fund afloat. T Jack Lyman's notes 
for the fall issue of the Archon were received a 
few days too late to make the deadline, so I kept 
them on file to give him the privilege of being 
first for this issue. He reports from Franconia, 
NH, that I make it so easy to reply that he 
couldn't, in good conscience, throw the card 
away. I wish those unresponsive class members 
also felt the same way. At any rate, he had a 
delightful visit with Frieda and Art Sager last 
May while they were visiting friends in Sugar 
Hill. ▼ Don Kelsey says I'm a glutton for 
punishment in taking on the job of secretary. 
Frankly, Don, it's been a labor of love — a love 
of Governor Dummer Academy, where I spent 
two of the most memorable years of my life. Don 
has retired from innkeeping and a 20-year stint 
in advertising sales for the New England Guide, 
and is living with his wife in an old house in the 
Berkshires. They are fortunate to have three 
married children nearby. He, like many of us, is 
trying to stretch a fixed income in these days of 
inflation. ▼ Roland Noble, who lives in San 
Antonio and retired in 1985, reports his health is 
good and is occupying his time as a part time 
school bus driver and sometime golfer. It's great 
to hear from this guy who, up until a short time 
ago, was one of the missing. T Now comes a 
welcome word from the genial Irishman, Matty 
Hannon, who I got tangled up with under the 
cocktail tent at the 50th reunion three years 
back. He is still chairman of the Washington, 
D.C., St. Patrick's Day parade, and will be on 
center stage March 15 as he waves his shillelagh 
down Constitution Ave. He is looking for a 
parade marshal for this big event. Let me suggest 
George Simson, who is known to celebrate on 
occasion as was evidenced under that same tent 
in 1989. Matty claims to have more liabilities 
than assets, which seems to be the lot of '39ers 
at this stage of life. ▼ Thank goodness George 
Simson uses the typewriter to drop me a line, as 
some of his previous correspondence is still 
waiting to be deciphered. His golfing activity 
continues unabated. George's son is making 
quite a name for himself in the golfing circles, as 
he was medalist in the regional qualifying match 
for USGA Amateur Championship in a field of 
152, and was medalist in a field of 113 for the 
US Mid-Am tournament. He was in the semi- 
finals only to lose out to the eventual winner. 
George staggered through 162 holes as chief 
cheerleader and finally admitted to being worn 
out. T John Gannett's wife's Maine-Florida 
picnic, which he says is the second 1st annual 
(whatever that means), will be held on President's 
Day, February 17, 1992. If anyone wants to 
attend, I've got their address. They visited two of 
their children and grandchildren in Maine in 

early December. The third family is in Macomb, 
IL. Where John was supposed to indicate the 
class year on the postcard, he put in a question 
mark. Any one got a '39 calendar? "That globe- 
trotting classmate and bon vivant, John Klotz, is 
working two days a week despite the recession, 
managing industrial real estate. He is still a 
tennis buff, and attended a John Newcombe 
tennis ranch in the fall. However, he claims 
Newcombe and a couple of other well-known 
players were too tired to do battle with him. He 
is soaking up the sun at his condo in Fort 
Lauderdale, and thinking of Tom Tenney cutting 
grass in Ponte Vedra. T I've got news for you, 
John, as the card received from Tbm Tenney was 
postmarked from South Pomfret, VT, and at this 
time of year there's no grass showing in that part 
of the world. Tom and Euny came north for 
Thanksgiving and had turkey day with 57 mem- 
bers of her family. Wonder if she was a Heinz? 
They had good fun in a beautiful part of 
Vermont which rightfully could be called para- 
dise. Did you notice in the last issue of the 
Archon we were pretty close to the front of the 
Class Notes section' Those classes before us 
were multi-class notes authored by two alumni. 
Do you suppose we'll be joining them shortly? It's 
food for thought by your secretary. Still, a good 
response from you guys from time to time will 
delay the ultimate decision. 


Lawrence Van Doren, Secretary 
30 Glenside Road, South Orange, NJ 07079 

T Reports Willard Little: "Retirement 
now 18 months old and every day is a new 
pleasure — visiting friends and relatives in 
California, Mexico, Connecticut, England and 
Germany. Have three books underway — two 
non-fiction and one novel. Expected completion 
dates early 1993. Golf game has not improved. 
Regards to all!" T From Norman Quint: 
"retired as Chairman of the Board, Ipswich Coop 
Bank after 35 years on Board. Married Patricia 
M. Henrick on October 9, 1991 at Lahaini on 
island of Maui, and have moved to Wolfeboro, 
NH. Still active on Beverly Hospital Board, on 
Board of Directors of ACTION Inc., and on 
Board of Caldwell Nursing Home in Ipswich." 

A Fresno Alumnus: Attorney Leonard Zins '40 
outside his downtown Fresno, CA, office 

The Archon - Winter 1992 19 

Class Notes 

▼ "Spent a great summer at our home in 
Madison, CT, on Long Island Sound," Bob 
Schumann relates. "After a brief interlude in 
Binghamton, NY, spending the holidays with our 
offspring, we will avoid the winter chill in Delray 
Beach, FL. Will be hosting GDA reception there 
on March 10. Hope to see lots of classmates and 
GDA friends at that time. Try to make it if you're 
in the area!" ▼ Bobby Little sends "very best to 
all! Life here in the central area of California 
goes on, with the usual problems. No rain is the 
#1. Here all plants need to be irrigated all the 
dry season (summer); therefore agriculture, one 
of our most important economic producers, is in 
jeopardy. My work takes me through the valleys 
as well as along the central coast. I work with 
tomatoes, lettuce, broccoli, etc. Best!" T News 
from Dana Babcock: "Our winter address until 
next May is Apt. 119, Kimball Farms, Lenox, MA 
02140 — We moved here a month ago and so far 
so good. A nice change — nice people and lots 
of new things to do and places to see." Nobody 
has done more to build a united class than 
Dana, and he can be sure we are united in our 
sincere sympathy on the loss in November of his 
wife Pam. They had 42 good years together, with 
a fine family to show for it. I know Dana will be 
glad, as would any of us, of a supportive word 
from old friends. ▼ "Still very much involved in 
practicing law," says Andy Bailey. "Off to 
Bermuda to play golf next week, and plan to be 
there for the New Year as well. Glad to see that 
Governor Dummer is competitive in football." 
"Our 13th grandchild just arrived (eight boys and 
five girls). That's enough!" T This from Bob 
Goodspeed: "My business is expanding, and 
Joanne and I plan to attend leather shows in 
Mexico, Hong Kong, Paris and Canada early in 
'92. ▼ Reports Karl Klaussen: "I've just moved 
into my new house Near Harvard Square, after 
16 months of total rehab work and landscaping. 
Attending history courses at Harvard, traveling, 
sharing the house with friends, thoroughly 
enjoying retirement after 40 years at Arthur D. 
Little, Inc." T Bob Telzerow is evidently too 
busy to say more than "Still in the marine 
business in Oceanside, L.I., NY." T Virginia 
continues to show the upbeat outlook on Jim 
Quirk: "It's hard to write exciting news from Jim 
with his 24-hour nurses. Activity is limited to say 
the least, but we still manage to have good times. 
Our eight children and their spouses have been 
so supportive and visit often, and our 12 grand- 
children give great delight. I guess the old adage, 
I'm in very good shape for the shape I'm in, 
sums it up. He's called 'E.J.' by his grandchild- 
ren." T Great to hear from Bob Lyle: "As 
previously reported, my home is now Naples, FL, 
but last year, when I sold my home in Buffalo, we 
acquired a house in Linville, NC." T Bob 
Schumann came down to play in the Linville 
Ridge Mountain Classic, which leads me to a 
question: "Was Schu really a member of GDA's 
golf team?" This Fall, Ferris (that's my wife) and I 
went to Scotland and Ireland with three other 
couples for a sight-seeing, golfing trip. We spent 
a week in Gullane, Scotland, and played Muir- 
field, where the British Open will be held next 
year. This past June I retired as Executive Direc- 

tor of the Cummings Foundation in Buffalo, and 
so all my time is my own." ▼ Ben Wright was 
the last to respond to our prior call for news and 
the first to respond to the current one; so here's 
an amalgam of both responses: "We saw the 
Headmaster and Art Sager recently at a dinner 
in Boston for the New England Olympians — the 
Olympics alumni. Thanks to Art, with support 
from the Academy and Dodge Morgan, the 
dinner was donated, a very nice and generous 
thing to do. I have finished a History of the Inter- 
national Skating Union for its 100th anniversary 
in 1992. It is one of the oldest international 
sports federations (only rowing and gymnastics 
are older). I am Chief Referee at the U.S. Nat- 
ional Championships in Figure Skating at 
Orlando, FL, in January. In February I will be a 
referee and my wife a judge at the Olympic 
Winter Games in Albertville. It will be my fifth 
Games." T Greetings from Sandy Young: "I still 
have such fond memories of the 50th. Joan had 
never seen the school, and is now a very large 
promoter of GDA. We spent three weeks in Sep- 
tember and October in the Canadian Rockies, 
plus Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Yosemite. 
Had forgotten how gorgeous that part of the 
world really is. Everyone, including ourselves, 
runs all over the world and forgets to 'see the 
USA first.' Am still very involved with the U.S. 
Golf Association, the CT State Golf Association, 
and last but not least the U.S. Seniors. It is great 
to be kept in touch!" T From David Gearhart: 
"Harriet and I are still in Centreville. She has 
retired as a travel consultant. I continue as part- 
time priest of Miles River Parish. In November 
we enjoyed a visit to our Exchange Parish (1971) 
in High Wycombe, England. I have a wedding in 
Naples December 29, and hope to see Bob Lyle 
after 50 years!" T Bill Ibrrey weighed in with a 
late entry just before Thanksgiving, when he and 
Joy planned to share the festive board with an 
interesting Japanese lady met through Elder- 
hostel: an economist as well as a jazz buff. The 
couple enjoys its grandchildren — David Nolan, 
born in July, and Alline and Elizabeth. Bill still 
lives in the town he grew up in. How many of us 
can say the same, after nearly three-quarters of a 
century of life? (I can. Sec.) T Larry Van Doren 
hasn't much news of his own. Unless you want to 
hear about his Wonder Children again. There's 
only one way to prevent that — next time: deluge 
him with stuff about you! 


Class Secretary Needed 


50th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

Edward Stitt, Secretary 
3233 N.E. 34th Street, 714, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 

T Many thanks for all your notes and 
responses to my recent letter. T Among those 
who have indicated they plan to be at reunion 

are the following: Win Doyle, Bob Harris, Bill 
Hill, Dave Jarvis, Stu Pomeroy, Dave Ritchie, 
Harry Skinner and Ted Stitt. Several others 
hope to make it. Most of those who are coming 
plan to bring their wives. Hope a lot more of you 
will find it possible to be with us June 12, 13 and 
14 — or at least part of the weekend. T Win 
Ashworth is a retired Naval Commander and 
continues to live in Randolph Center, VT. T 
lorn Fenn visited GDA in Mid-October and was 
impressed by the new gym construction. He still 
lives in Green Valley, AZ. T Shel Connolly 
hopes to make reunion and would like to play 
golf, as would many of his classmates. We will 
have a tournament — so do bring your clubs! 
More news about his soon! T Even tho' he has 
retired, Bob Kelly "continues to have a busy 
schedule" in Torrington, CT. He "hopes" to 
make reunion. T "Bud" Wellman also hopes to 
make reunion. He continues to live in Boston. T 
Humphrey Simson may make reunion. His 
oldest daughter is graduating from medical 
school that weekend. T John Mortimer also 
hopes to attend reunion, and if so would like to 
sing with the Alumni Glee Club. T Brent 
Kuhnle is Senior V.P. of Lodigiani U.S.A., a 
subsidiary of a huge Italian contractor, and now 
lives in Leesburg, VA. He, too, hopes to make 
reunion. ▼ Dave Jarvis' Cape Cod restaurant 
had four feet of water as a result of Hurricane 
Bob. All goes well now. T Dick Lutts and his 
wife Betty have their own company in nutrition 
and health — training and sales in Salem, MA. 
They have four children and six grandchildren. 
T Bill Kirkpatrick continues to live in 
Falmouth, ME, and hopes to make reunion. T 
Bill Hill "looks forward to talking and visiting 
with old classmates at reunion." He retired in 
1988 and spends four to five months in Maine 
cruising on his "lobster yacht." T Ed Whitley 
who can't make reunion, continues to reside in 
Scarsdale, NY. T Jason Starr can't make 
reunion, but at last report was still hard at work 
in Boston and living in Newton. T Selden 
Connolly is enjoying retirement after 38 years 
with State Street Bank of Boston, spending more 
time with several grandchildren, playing golf, 
Chicago-style bridge, and doing some cautious 
investing on the side. 


, Benjamin B. Brewster, Secretary 
88 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360 

T Widgery Thomas writes, "We are still 
an active family. Me doing merger and acquisi- 
tion work with a start-up company currently rais- 
ing capital and finally community commitments. 
Jonnie is a per diem nurse often "charge" of 
Maine Medical Center and President of Colonial 
Dames of Maine. We have eight grandsons — 
three of the families live and work in the Port- 
land Area. Bill (GDA 71) is career army in Loury 
Air Force Base, Denver. We visited with him, 
Laura and their boys in May. Finally, I'm still 
running road races. My times are slowing up a 
bit. My goal is to run the pie race at our 50th 
reunion. I'd like some classmates to join me!" 

20 The Archon - Winter 1992 





enjamin Pearson, Secretary 

7 West Street, By field, MA 01922 


Richard Cousins, Secretary 
71 Federal Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 

T It is a sad duty to report the death of 
Ralph A. Webb, Jr. on December 4, 1991 in 
Washington, DC. On behalf of all of us, condo- 
lences to his wife Barbara and his family. Our 
class is the poorer for his loss. Much of the other 
news is of retirement and of flight from snow 
Here goes: T Keith Johnson will be in Florida 
starting January until spring. "No snow to 
shovel." ▼ Brad Alden left after Christmas for 
three months in Florida, to return home in 
April. He reports he is happily retired. T Ed 
Hubbard retired two and a half years ago, and 
reports he is busy and enjoying life. This includes 
a January trip to the Caribbean. T Dick Korner 
holds the class award for the earliest retirement 
— at age 52. Dick lost his wife in 1987, but both 
his sons and daughter live nearby, and he sees a 
lot of them. He thoroughly enjoys being retired, 
which should be encouraging news for us neo- 
phytes. T Bob Scribner is "very happy" in 
retirement. He and his wife spent three weeks in 
southern France last fall. No itinerary — they 
just rented a car and stopped whenever it looked 
interesting. Bob said even the ordinary food was 
great. They are thinking about going to New 
Zealand next — probably the ultimate flight from 
snow. ▼ Ben Tbwne retired last month and 
celebrated by spending four months in Hobe 
Sound. He is going to live in New Hampshire, 
and is planning to sell his condominiums in 
Swampscott. He is "busy all the time." T Irv 
Williamson and Ethel have been very active in 
elder hostel programs, and have attended 
meetings in Nova Scotia, Maryland, North 
Carolina and Arizona, among others. Irv says he 
recommends this as "a wonderful thing for those 
60 and over" T Paul Withington is still working 
to ease up starting in 1992. He is training his 
son to take over. Paul will plan to keep the short 
trips on days it is not snowing. T In the case of 
Warren Furth, we have a true contrarion — 
after two years of retirement he has gone back to 
work — part time. "I have begun to work again 
on a part-time basis, first, as a consultant to the 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Re- 
sources (which involved an interesting trip to 
Washington last October) and, more recently, as 
a consultant to the International Federation of 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association. Best 
Wishes for 1992. 


George Duffy, Secretary 
Claybrook Belfast, Road, Camden, ME 04843 

T Response to my recent request for news 
has not been exactly overwhelming. I'll chalk it 
up to a busy holiday season and hope for more 
news the next time around. T Ted Baker, "after 

45 years in show business," retired on November 
28 — Thanksgiving Day, no less. His long career 
has seen him appear on Broadway; 25 years with 
an act called Double Daters — singing and danc- 
ing — which played every major hotel, club and 
TV in the U.S.; 20 years at NBC-TV, the past five 
of which as stage director on "Days of Our 
Lives," etc., etc. Ted is now directing Civic Light 
Opera — "Ain't Misbehavin" and "A Christmas 
Carol" — and plans to do many more. So much 
for retirement! T Bob Reid's right arm is in a 
sling recovering from rotator cuff surgery, so his 
wife Holly of 38 years writes to say, "after 30 
years on Wall Street, Bob is trying to retire. We 
are building our retirement home on our 100+ 
acre rolling hills and meadows farm in Falls 
Village, CT. Hope to be moved in by September 
1992." T George Peabodg reports that he's 
"alive and well, still married to my first wife and 
darn glad of it." He says he plans to retire "three 
days before the funeral." His children have grown 
up and become pretty much self-sufficient. Our 
son has passed George in the insurance business, 
and George sounds like a happy man. Thanks 
for your cheery note T Lgndy Watkins writes 
that he was sorry to miss the 45th (as was I), but 
promises to be aboard in '96. Lyndy reports that 
he's ready to retire into the family entertainment 
business, and that Uncle Lyndy's Billiards and 
Games will open early January in Seabrook, TX. 
Good luck, old friend. ▼ Finally, a huge "thank 
you" to Warren Hill, whose letter arrived from 
Green Bay, WI, shortly before Christmas. He 
writes that he has "nothing of noteworthiness" to 
report other than the fact the he's "alive, happy 
and healthy." He also had some very kind words 
to say about the job I try to do as your Class 
Secretary. Many thanks, Warren. T As for the 
Duffs, 1992 finds us looking forward to better 
days here in Maine, which has been in the 
dreaded recession since 1989. Son Jonathan has 
moved to Kansas (Wichita) and our daughter 
Elizabeth ("Lila") continues to work for the 
family advertising agency — now in its 19th year. 
She won three major awards for television pro- 
duction at the Greater Bangor Ad Club's annual 
competition. Wife Val remains as solid and 
delightful as ever, doing her damndest to keep 
the company afloat. I had a cataract in Novem- 
ber — a very easy procedure, by the way. We 
hope to get in some x-country skiing this winter. 
My very best to you all, and may 1992 be kind to 
you and yours. 


45th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

Daniel Hall, Secretary 
20 Hillcrest Road, Reading, MA 01867 


T This from Allen Hughes, " Don't think 
I'll make the 45th, but will surely make the 50th. 
I'm in the Legal Form Publishing business under 
the name Wolcotts, Inc. in Los Angeles. I'm also 
about to get into the gold recovery business 
through the use of a new process that looks 
exciting. I also have a new home address having 

just moved: 19009 South Laurel Park Road 464, 
Domingues Hills, CA 90220, (213) 608-6002." (I 
hope you change your mind about reunion, -ed.) 

Family and Friends: Class of '47 members Dana 
Mayo and Jack Deering meet at the engagement 
of Chapman Mayo '82, here with Colby College 
classmate Richard Deering. 


Pete Houston, Secretary 
10 Cross Street, Amherst, NH 03031 

T Bill Day has moved from Oceanside, 
CA, to the east, and is looking to move into 
southern NH this winter. T Ken Bruce has 
retired and calls Naples, FL, home, although 
holds on to "northern" summer places at Block 
Island and Lake Winnipesaukee. He states plans 
to be at our 45th. T Dick Macnaire says he is 
still retired but busy with activities of the Eng- 
land Institute of Chemistry, finishing out his 
second and last year as president. T Wonderful 
item in the mail from Web Kitchell: a book he 
has written, God's Dog Conversations With 
Coyote, culminating 30 years as a Unitarian 
minister, is yours for $11 and a note to Web, Box 
4637, San^a Fe, New Mexico 87502. T Fritz 
Freeman says he is having too much fun to 
retire, having started a manufacturer's rep bus- 
iness with his son three years ago. He has five 
grandchildren (three boys & two girls), one boy a 
ballplayer, maybe; one a soccer player, for sure; 
one a football player, can't miss. 

Father and daughter: Dick Atwell '48 and his 
daughter Leann at the Los Angeles reception. 

The Archon - Winter 1992 21 

Class Notes 


Manson Hall, Secretary 
49 Elm Street, Wellesley, MA 02181 


Daniel Emerson, Secretary 
19 Doncaster Circle, LynnHeld, MA 01940 

▼ Bob Squire's travel business is still 
O.K. T Dave Hershey recently married to 
Brenda. ▼ John Hattstaedt spends time cycling 
with 16-year-old Jon in Socutur, AZ. ▼ Alan 
Flynn, retired last June as Headmaster of Rocky 
Hill School in RI, is on the Board of St. 
Michael's School in Newport, RI. His wife Emi is 
Director of Hamilton School, connected with 
Weary C. Wheeler School, East Providence, RI. 
His son graduated from Emory University in 
June, 1990, and is working for a bank in Atlanta, 
GA. His daughter finished a year in a refugee 
camp in Thailand. Alan visited on a recent Asian 
trip. ▼ C.L. Bowen has two daughters married. 
One lives in Rye, NY, and one in Stamford, CT. 
He plans to work two more years at Marsh 
McLennan. ▼ Reginald Tbwner has begun a 
new RR. business in Delray, FL. T Robert 
Comey has a daughter married and living in 
Wilmington, DE. His son is getting married in 
October. He is working as a pastry chef in 
Atlanta. T Philip Long has a new grandson 
(first) living in Tuscon, AZ. T This from David 
Hershey: "Many of you who were at 40th 
Reunion met Brenda, who became my wife in 
September. In her dowry are one boy, Matthew 
Gunn, age 13, and Elizabeth Heyward Gunn, age 
11. Also a new address: 528 Oember Loop, 
Savannah, GA 31410, (912) 898-8902. Same old 
business, same old me. Great to see all. Hope to 
be on Cape Ann this summer. Best to all." 

L.A. Contingent: Nancy and Howard Zuker 57 
with Ted Bergmann '37 and Dick Patton 50 at 
Ted's Los Angeles home 


Howard Reith, Secretary 
21 Sutton Avenue, Salem, MA 01970 


40th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

Class Secretary Needed 


William Pinkham, Secretary 
RO. Box 369, Glenmore, PA 19343 

T By the time you read this, 1991 will be 
a memory. A remarkable year for world events; a 
difficult year for the domestic economy. Hope- 
fully, 1991 absorbed the shock of the major 
changes and 1992 will be a brighter year. So, 
Happy New Year to all. Notes from our class- 
mates provide a bright spot in the midst of the 
daily headlines. T Dave Smith has a new 
address in North Falmouth, MA. His accompany- 
ing "box score" is 1 marriage, 1 divorce, and 1 
son (Robert — Dartmouth '88). He started an 
equipment rental business on Cape Cod in 1991, 
Bourne Bridge Rental And Contractor Supply. 

Soul Men: Bill King 53 and Nuff Withington '58 
become "The Blues Brothers" for a Shearson 
Lehman Brothers Christmas party. 

(Not a good year for contractors, but hopefully 
Dave is off to a prosperous start.) Dave also 
writes that he "did not ever and would not ever 
vote for Dukakis." ▼ I think that I may finally 
have deciphered Jim Parkes "A"s and "0"s, and 
that he is presently practising orthopedic, not 
orthopedic, surgery in New York. (Hope I got it 
right this time...). He appreciated the education 
and support he got at Governor Dummer, and is 
now Associate Clinical Professor of Arthopedic 
Surgery at Columbia University. T A nice note 
from Yasushi Iwai, who finds it hard to believe 
that our 40th reunion will be coming shortly. He 
writes, "This spring, we came back from Tbkyo 
to my home, Kobe, although I am still holding 
directorship of ORK Corporation, a financial 
institution. We have two sons, 32 and 29 years 
old, one daughter, 23, all not married yet. In our 
country, like other western countries, people get 
married rather late. The elder son is getting 
married next April." (Having seen several wed- 
dings while I was in Japan, I would imagine that 
this will be a ceremonious and significant event.) 
T We have an update from Don Tracy: He 
never built the go-cart for downhill racing. 
Claims that the "stopper" was his son's diverted 
interest into baseball cards; that he "finds that 

much easier to deal with in my mid-50s!" He 
didn't say who suggested that his son take up 
baseball cards . . . Don is "staying busy, very 
busy, although trying to be partly retired with 
part time work to take up the "slack" of weekly 
expenses." He's attempting his first multi-level 
selling experience, building a small organization 
around Matol's "Km," and wonders if anyone is 
using this botanical energizer. He became inter- 
ested because it worked for him. He can now 
"race upstairs for my own slippers without any 
loss of breath." Anyone curious? You can contact 
Don at Matol Botanical Int'l, P.O. Box T.W., 
Rockport, ME 04865. T A nice note from Dick 
Marr, who says that the Marr family is fine, that 
two of their four children are married, and Dick 
and his wife expect to be grandparents in Febru- 
ary! Glad to see that the Marr family is doing 
what they can to help the economy. T A very 
healthy, youthful Henry Rogers sent a recent 
photo of the Rogers family in Puerto Rico. Henry 
and his wife Rosa have two sons, Gregory (19) 
and Howard (24), and daughter, Rosa Maria (13). 
The Rogers family lives in Newbury, MA, so 
hopefully we'll see them at our 40th reunion. 
▼ I'll add just a brief note from the Pinkhams: 
We've been incredibly active, and are hoping for 
a brief respite during the winter months. Sue and 
I are working with the local volunteer fire com- 
pany, and have just completed a 42-hour First 
Responder course so we can respond to emer- 
gencies and stabilize patients before the ambu- 
lance arrives (20-30 minutes in our area). Plus 
we've been moving Sue's folks from the mouse-, 
squirrel-, and bat-infested house that they lived in 
for 30 years. We managed to avoid legionnaire's 
disease, but ended up with an attic and base- 
ment full of stuff for our kids to need when they 
get married. With no kids at home, we are enjoy- 
ing an extended second honeymoon. Hope you 
all are finding life as enjoyable. Thanks to all 
who wrote. Your news is enjoyed by your class- 
mates. The Academy has been advised of any 
address changes. 

Classmates and Wives: Jim Main 58 and his 
wife Claudette, with Nancy and Art Bartlett 53, 
at the San Francisco reception. 


Michael Smith, Secretary 
1315 Merrie Ridge Road, McLean, VA 22101 

22 The Archon - Winter 1992 


In Seattle: Gus Selke 72 talks with Dick 
Michaelson '54, who's busy with Boeing's new 
777 aircraft program. 


George Gardner, Secretary 
53 Woodbury Lane, Acton, MA 01720 


James Dean, Secretary 
13 Circuit Road, South Berwick, ME 03908 

T A note from Frank Graf: "Joan and I 
have become grandparents. Granddaughter 
Abigail was bom this summer to daughter Jenny 
(GDA '81) and husband Chris Steward. 


35th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

Lyman Cousens, Secretary 
Goodhue Road, Boscawen, NH 03049 




Ralph Ardiff, Secretary 
238 Conant Street, Danvers, MA 01923 

T After many years of silence, we recently 
heard from Tbm Grose, who is living in London, 
England. He went to work for Bankers Trust in 
1973 and spent much of his banking career in 
Europe and North Africa. He and his wife Missy 
own a 1740 farmhouse in Darien, CT, but after 
four years were transferred back to London in 
1989. Earlier this year, he established his own 
banking consulting firm known as Pierpont 
Grose Associates, which already has significant 
consulting contracts in the Middle East and 
Eastern Europe. Tom also set up a merchant 
bank in North Africa, and has other projects in 
the international finance arena. Tom and Missy 
have four children who attend the American 
school in London, and he hopes to send them to 
good English Universities, in part, to avoid the 
costs of U.S. colleges. He invites any of his 
classmates to look him up if they get to London. 
T Jim Main reports that he and Claudette have 
been doing much travelling during the past year. 

After some business travel in Japan, they made 
their way to Bali, the magical island in Indone- 
sia, for some relaxation, and stopped off in 
Korea to do some shopping on the way home. 
On a recent flight to Maine, Jim reported that he 
flew right over GDA and could see many im- 
provements to the campus. ▼ Closer to home, 
Neil Quinn reports that he is still selling bicycles 
and x-country skis in Putney, VT. He maintains 
his physical fitness level with lots of biking in the 
summer and skiing in the winter. He also reports 
that he has been a grandfather for the past three 
years. It is hard to believe that we are moving 
toward that stage of life. ▼ Finally, Nuff With- 
ington reported that he found a lamp on the 
beach a few years ago and that after rubbing it, a 
genie appeared and said "I predict four major 
events: the Berlin Wall will come down, there will 
be a war in the Persian Gulf, the USSR will 
dissolve, and 50 percent of your GDA classmates 
will respond to the Archon class notes." Nuff 
added that "three out of four isn't too bad." 

In Los Angeles: Jan and Tbm Colt 58 enjoy the 


Mirick Friend, Secretary 
50 Dorset Road, Waban, MA 02168 

T One Saturday evening early in Decem- 
ber, Gretchen and I invited for dinner in our 
home Bobbi and Bill Whiting, Carolyn and 
Courtney Bird and Joanne and Bill Donnelly. 
We all had a wonderful time discussing 
education, current events, children and, of 
course, doing a little reminiscing. Friendships 
such as these that endure the years of separation 
and change are indeed strong. The responses to 
my letter/questionaire follow. T Jeff Wilson 
writes that, over the years, he has been a teacher, 
director of an inner city's Boy's Club and a 
United Church of Christ minister in Connecticut, 
western Pennsylvania and currently in Maine. He 
is hoping to return to western Pennsylvania in 

March of this year. His interests range from 
holistic health to massage to hospice care to 
right-to-die legislation. An editorial written by 
Jeff was published in Portland (ME) Press Herald 
in November, 1991, specifically dealing with this 
topic. His wife's interests are "weaving, photo- 
graphy, reading, music, tolerance and endurance 
(20 years worth)." His son Jonathan has lived in 
Japan for the past four years, "teaching English 
to Japanese graduate students under the close 
surveillance of the State Department, IRS and 
CIA." Andrew graduated from LaRoche College 
near Pittsburgh, and is married and working two 
jobs in graphic design. Who said that the young- 
er generation doesn't understand the meaning of 
hard work? Daughter Sarah graduated from high 
school in June, and was off to Smith in the fall. 
Jeff says, "As long as the mortality rate remains 
100%, I think it wise to make every day count." 
T Robert Dietz is back from England. He says 
that he has returned to his ancestral home — 
Albuquerque, NM — where he has bought a 
140-year-old classic southwestern adobe house. 
From here he is running a catalogue book bus- 
iness specializing in scholarly Latin Americana, 
travel and exploration. He also plans to have a 
small book bindery in the back for doing restora- 
tion work and whatever new creation strikes his 
fancy. T He says that he saw Gail and Chip 
Mason in August, in Denver where they have a 
lovely old home on old Denver. He says Chip is 
very busy teaching and practicing medicine. T 
Randy Light writes that his older daughter 
Susan started this past fall a teaching assistant- 
ship and a Ph.D. program in English at Univer- 
sity of California at San Diego. Kelly, his younger 
daughter, will be finishing this summer a master's 
program in Spanish in Madrid, Spain, through 
Middlebury College. Randy says that "these filial 
commitments leave little room for any dramatic 
changes in one's philosophy of life! As a result, 
my practice of law and Jan's teaching continues 
unabated by any mid-life, hedonistic sabbaticals." 
T John Catlett informs us that he is still 
working as he has since 1984 in audio station 
management and consultation. Currently, he is 
the general manager of Radio Luxembourg, and 
is about to move there from London. T Fred 
Huntress has come out of hiding with his 
information. He has been teaching senior history 
and coaching varsity football and golf for 25 
years. "Hard to believe!" he says. He enjoys 
fishing in New Hampshire, golf, jogging, traveling 
and getting ready to retire. His wife's greatest 
accomplishment was marrying Fred; they have 
had a great 29 years, resulting in two sons, Rick 
and Chris, and a granddaughter, Rachel. Rick is 
married, has a daughter and is a research 
biologist. Chris is the town planner for North 
Andover, MA. Fred loves the empty nest 
syndrome, which allows him and his wife to do 
things together. T Peter Sherin is still in the 
retail food business and has started a wholesale 
produce company. In the process he has learned 
the difference between Asian pear apple and 
Fairchild tangerine. He is pursuing his second- 
degree black belt in karate, but with that comes 
a lot of aches and pains — "especially in the 

The Archon - Winter 1992 23 

Class Notes 

morning." Peter's wife Margy has a private psych- 
iatric therapy practice, and is finishing her first 
film script, which she is hopeful of selling. Their 
son David is a first(!)-grader at the Dexter School 
in Brookline, MA. When he scored his first soc- 
cer goal and was complimented for it, he said, 
"The next time I'm going to do it on purpose." 
▼ Bob Pouch tells us that he was the president 
of Barber Steamship Lines and its subsidiaries 
until 1989. Currently, he is the Commissioner of 
Pilots, State of New York. His interests are tennis 
and, obviously, boating. In 1991, his wife Susan 
received her MBA in International Business from 
Pace University, and she is currently a director of 
Dobbs Ferry Hospital. His son Will is graduated 
from Emerson, and works in Beverly Hills in film 
production. Bob says that he is now "less driven 
by strategic planning and analysis and more 
toward talking and enjoying what each day has to 
offer" ▼ Jim Foley has been practicing dentistry 
for 24 years in Methuen, MA. He enjoys birding 
and camping and travel. He spent time in Ire- 
land, England and Wales last June. Most impor- 
tant is his work for AIDS awareness in his local 
community. ▼ And probably the best news is 
that Tbpper Terhune has accepted the position 
of Class Agent, an opening we have had since 
Jim Foley retired after many years (17, I think) of 
hard work. We congratulate and extend to him 
our appreciation for accepting this challenging 
job. I know that the class of '59 will help Tbpper 
bring us to new heights of philanthropy and 
support of the Academy. Remember: Time flies 
like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana. 


John Elwell, Secretary 
266 High Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 

T Greg Meyer is enrolled in Broward 
Community College, South Campus, taking Zoo- 
logy lecture and lab, having completed Biology 
and Psychology in this past summer school. He 
is planning to take his second semester of 
Physics next. Then, he will take the final 4 
prerequisites, an accelerated course program in 
Organic and Inorganic Chemistry starting next 
summer at Life College in Marietta, GA, to begin 
Chiropractic School in January 1993. Having 
honeymooned in Aruba, West Indies, last July, 
Greg and his wife Joan are planning to be in the 
New England area and visit GDA during the 
alumni festivities in 1992. 


John Sawyer, Secretary 
3616 Beech Run Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 

T I heard from Albie Booth in September 
and December. He had planned to visit Dave 
Stringer in November, and writes that with both 
girls off to college, the household is much quiet- 
er. He picked up some additional responsibilities 
with Owens-Corning in Canada and Mexico, and 
was back at GDA with one of his customers, who 
is doing renovations on several of the dorms. 
He's still playing hockey, and has decided that 

the fireplace will be his 1992 goal. The Booths 
celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 
November, and plan a vacation to the Caribbean 
in February. T Pete Boynton is engaged and 
planning to remarry as soon as he can sell his 
house. Anyone in the market for a "charming" 
Cape Cod in northern Virginia? Pete's oldest 
daughter is also getting married a couple of 
weeks after her 22nd birthday this coming June. 
Seems like a fair trade: one daughter for one 
wife! T Dave Clarke writes, "Am a single parent; 
after 15+ years as a health care administrator, I 
am a budget officer with the Oregon Department 
of Mental Health and Development Disabilities; 
am active with the local chapter of Vietnam 
Veterans of America, and an active participant in 
my local school committee in Beaverton." ▼ Tim 
Hill wrote me a very comprehensive letter in 
December, which I will quote in part: "I am an 
Executive Producer with Republic Pictures. This 
is the studio who made all the westerns that you 
had to sit through in Lang Gym on Saturday 
nights. My office is between the posters for 
"Sheriff of Cimaron City" and "The Jesse James 
Story." Last year we were the Number 1 supplier 
of TV movies and miniseries in Hollywood. My 
own miniseries, Love, Lies And Murder, was 
broadcast on NBC in February 1991 and should 
be repeated this year. My related book A Killing 
in The Family made the New York Times Best- 
seller list in March. I produce television movies 
and feature films with my wife Danielle, who is 
also a writer and wrote the miniseries. Currently 
she is writing two NBC movies. We have recently 
completed work on a feature film script, for 
which I offer no predictions since that is a more 
volatile marketplace. Danielle and I have been 
working together for many years, and tend to 
specialize in true crime, however we are involved 
in other genre such as comedy as well as some 
romance, adventure and coming-of-age stories. 
We are always in the market for good ideas 
and/or books and welcome all comers. Pass the 

word. We pay handsomely for projects. We have 
been married for 25 years, have a son, Brian, 
who is a sophomore at Vassar, and we have 
recently taken custody of a 16-year-old girl, 
Alexis. We are living a block from the beach in 
Santa Monica, California and we are very happy 
that we moved here seven years ago — it feels 
very near to paradise. Over the years we have 
seen several GDA classmates, among them Dick 
Snowden, Al Booth, Sam Wakeman, Tom 
Woodruff and David Stringer. If other people 
find their way to within a block of the Pacific, 
give us a call, we'd enjoy seeing them. On the 
other hand, if there is an adventure involved 
such as windsurfing, skiing or mountain trek- 
king, we are willing to meet on middle ground — 
anywhere in the world. By the way, I have 
avoided a mid-life crisis by rollerblading several 
miles every morning along a bike path at the 
beach and then cruising over to my office in 
Beverly Hills in my new, customized red Saab 
convertible. Thanks for your interest. I look 
forward to hearing what other classmates are up 
to." T Dick Snowdon writes that our 30th 
Reunion occurred at the same time as his 
parents' 50th Anniversary, so was unable to 
attend. Wife Katie had a son on the 30th of 
November; Alexander weighed in at eight lbs. 
and is full of life. Dick writes that son and mom 
are both fine, but that old dad had forgotten how 
much fun 3 a.m. feedings were. Andrew is in his 
second year at UVA Law School; Elizabeth is a 
junior at Stanford. T Phil Teusher writes that 
his canoe project is gaining momentum. Walter 
Cronkite touted both the project and "Captain 
Torture" (Phil) at a recent National Maritime 
Historical Society event. His vessel — Tanaquill 
— will be participating in activities in New York 
and Boston during the Quintcentary of Chris- 
topher Columbus in 1992. T This from Sam 
Wakeman: "Heavily involved in children's 
activities (Neely 11, Wiley 10) horses, sailing, 
tennis, soccer, basketball and baseball. Full court 

Conferring in Seattle: Judy May, a guest of Dick Michaelson 54, speaks with Jim Gordon '62, Frank 
Kitchell '35, Rob Harris '42 and Marcia Gordon. 

24 The Archon - Winter 1992 



press next four to five years. Wonderful to watch 
them grow and develop. At this point our child- 
ren occupy the majority of our free time." 

^^ '62 

30th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

Thomas Tobey, Secretary 
59 West Portola Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022 

T. Burke Leahey, Secretary 
160 King Caesar Road, Duxbury, MA 02332 

By the Bay: Dottie Bragdon chats with Tbm 
Tbbey '62 in San Francisco. 


Robert Fullerton, Secretary 
11 Stonedam Island Road, Meredith, NH 03253 

T The Class response this time was a bit 
down, but when one considers when the "news 
solicitation" letter was sent out — just prior to 
Christmas and New Year's — I am probably lucky 
that anyone had the time to write. T Bob 
McGilvary wrote: "I cannot remember when I 
sent news about the activities of yours truly, so 
here are some clips. Please edit out anything 
that has been forwarded previously. Thanks." 
Well, Bob, I thought about doing so, because 
some has been mentioned before, but then it 
dawned on me that just in case someone has 
missed the previous editions, it wouldn't hurt to 
include the whole note. So . . . "Living in the 
Pacific Northwest is still very pleasant, even with 
the recent downturn in the regional economy. 
The general feeling here, though, is that we are 
still better of than Eastern Canada or the U.S.A. 
where the economy seems still deep in recession. 
Our two children (seven and almost nine) contin- 
ue in their all-French language school (Canada is 
still hoping the Quebec split will not happen) 
and enjoying it. Marysia is involved with Brown- 
ies and art; Alexander with Cubs and field 
hockey (a very popular boy's and girl's game out 
here). My wife continues her work with cystic 
fibrosis adult patients, along with clinical teach- 
ing. I teach design studios at the U.B.C. Land- 
scape Architecture Program, practice architec- 
ture and planning, sit on Vancouver's Urban 
Design Panel, and try to keep ahead of the 
gardening. We spent a few weeks in Englanf (that 

wasn't me, I prufread mine— Ed.) last summer 
visiting my wife's family. Activities included 
Oxford University's ancient museums, visiting an 
uncle's Welsh sheep farm, and generally getting 
to know many cousins. Hopefully we will be able 
to spend some time around Boston some sum- 
mer soon and have a chance to re-discover that 
part of the world. Best regards to everyone . . ." 
Et vous, aussi! T Bob (Benny) Mann rocks the 
world with his news: "As of December '91, my 
wife is pregnant! A new heir to the dwindling 
family fortune-business? Why wasn't I a lawyer or 
doctor?" ▼ Jeff Ellis writes, "Still surviving in 
Chicago. Age has caught up as I now require 
cheaters to read the approach plates." ▼ As for 
me — you know, "Ed." — I was fortunate enough 
to spend a fabulous morning with Andy and 
Marit Tully Thomas a while ago. Marit went to 
work as head of New Mexico's alternative answer 
to courtroom confrontation — a level of media- 
tion which, if successful, will keep disputes out of 
court. I hope I did justice to that, Marit. Andy 
and I went out for brunch at one of Albuquer- 
que's genuine, authentic New Mexico Mexican 
restaurants. This place was straight out of 
"Bonnie and Clyde", or perhaps "Thelma and 
Louise", and I loved it . . . honest! There was 
memorabilia on the walls that ran the gamut 
from ticky-tacky to true American folklore. 
Charles Kuralt, Andy Rooney and Ernest 
Hemingway would have absolutely loved this 
place! Stucco walls, lunch counter and booths. A 
six-inch tightrope-walker/acrobat unicycled his 
way back and forth above our heads for the 
entire three hours we were there — an I suspect 
he's still doing so without benefit of any break. 
There were signs like: "We reserve the right to 
change prices according to the customer's 
attitude." The fare was New Mexico itself: huevos 
rancheros, huevos whatever and tortilla verde. 
There was green meat, or perhaps that was 
green chilis or both — you'll have to ask the 
expert — Andy! Whatever it was, it was wonder- 
ful. We laughed a lot, solved countless legal and 
national problems, and on the whole made this 
world a better place to live. Can't you feel it? I 
look forward to being able to do that again. We 
were "kicked out" of the place when the lunch 
crowd arrived, but that gave us a good excuse to 
harass Marit for a bit before I had to leave. Great 
day! Well 'til next time, Happy 1992! 


John Mercer, Secretary 
167 Main Street, Amesbury, MA 01913 


Ken Linberg, Secretary 
6775-A Pasado Road, Isla Vista, CA 93117 

T New Year's greetings to you all! A 
special thank you to those of you who were able 
to send in your news this time. May others be 
encouraged by your example. T I was very 
pleased to receive a note from John Chandler 
Hill late in the fall. At that time he wrote that he 
had "completed his second screenplay and con- 

tinues with his acting career" He can be seen in 
upcoming episodes of Law & Order, last year's 
Bonfire of the Vanities and as a court jester in 
an upcoming ad campaign for United Technolo- 
gies. Wouldn't his GDA drama coaches Mr. Henry 
and Mr. Griffin be proud! T Although Dwight 
Nicholson and his family have no specific news 
at this time, he reports that all is well with him, 
his architectural firm in Salt Lake City, and that 
"the skiing is still good and the desert warm." I 
hope to take him up on an invitation to drop in 
when I'm next on business to work with col- 
leagues at the University of Utah School of 
Medicine. T Suzi and Eric Shepard sound as if 
they've been busy. After selling their house, they 
bought two others in succession, the most recent 
of which they've gutted. Expressing appreciation 
for the Florida climate, they are currently "living 
on a shrink-wrapped screened porch" while re- 
modeling. T Arnie Morton continues his sixth 
year "owning and operating an independent 
movie theater in Rockport, MA," and, like many 
of us, "adapting poorly to the austerity of the 
'90s." He also confesses to have been "stunned 
by Craig Johnson's prosaic powers" in Craig's 
most recent appeal for classmate contributions to 
the Annual Fund. T I was particularly touched 
by a letter from John Mackenzie on Worcester 
Academy letterhead, the school over which he 
now presides as Headmaster. At John's official 
"installation" in October, he had asked Old 
Guard members Bob Anderson, Bill Sperry and 
Dave Williams to attend as a tribute to them and 
as an "opportunity to say a long overdue 'thank 
you' to three people who had really been my role 
models for getting into the field of teaching and 
education in the first place." He spoke of these 
fine mentors in his address: "Sometime during 
my stint as a high school student at Governor 
Dummer Academy in my hometown of Byfield, 
Massachusetts, I decided that my life might be 
pretty satisfying if somewhere along the line I 
could have the same impact upon some student 
lives as some of my teachers had on mine. Three 
men stood out as extraordinary role models, and 
in what must be one of the rarest pieces of good 
fortunes for any school, these three men are still 
at Governor Dummer today, just as they were 
when I first walked in the door exactly 30 Sep- 
tembers ago. Bob Anderson, Bill Sperry and 
Dave Williams; your lessons have been even 
more important to me in adulthood than they 
were in my adolescence. Lots of the things you 
tried to teach me didn't ring home at the time, 
but in the years which followed I have seen how 
very right you were. I thank you for pushing me 
when I needed it, for the clarity of your values, 
and for understanding my many inadequacies. 
We may come face-to-face only occasionally now, 
but I hear your voices almost every day. I really 
do ... I hear your voices almost every day. You 
are evidence that the impact of good teaching 
can transcend the moment and last a life- 
time . . ." John concluded his letter by musing: "I 
suspect that all of us hear old Governor Dummer 
voices every day . . . different people hearing 
different voices; some which reassure, some 
which grate at our senses of self-worth." Thanks, 

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Class Notes 

John for these lovely sentiments and thoughtful 
expressions of gratitude, and your time in 
communicating them to us! T I also want to 
thank David P. Shepard, Jr. for his new address 
in Washington D.C. since his move from Boca 
Raton, FL. T As well, I enjoyed Christmas greet- 
ings from Dudley Glover and Jerie Larsen, and 
from Chester Parasco, whose new home and 
impressive library I finally got to see. T Finally, 
I'm looking forward to reading about the Albert- 
ville Olympics in Newsweek and suspect that 
their crackerjack reporter Mark Starr is, as I 
write this, currently in transit to that Alpine 
venue along with his family. 



Laurence Hilliard, Secretary 
2835 Carkton Drive, Jackson, MS 39212 

T Tbm Hildreth writes that he is still 
holed up in Carrabassett Valley, ME, "where the 
kids grow straight and tall and the women are all 
good looking." Tbm operates Hardscrabble 
Management, a management company that deals 
in workouts of troubled hotel properties. Tbm 
and his "chum" Claudia spent last summer 
lumbering six acres of ridge top land on which 
he plans to build a house next summer. After 
attending the 25th class reunion, Tom philoso- 
phized that "the jocks are still jocks with 
everyone else on the fringes, but the differences 
are becoming less pronounced." ▼ It should be 
remembered that as a senior, Tom roomed with 
the quintessential GDA jock, Dave Holmes. ▼ 
Ric Comins is living in Birmingham, MI, where 
he is K-Mart Vice President for Executive 
Resources. Ric and his wife Robin recently 
celebrated their 15th anniversary. They have 
three sons, Scot, 13, Jamison, 11 and Jordan, 
five. ▼ Manly Applegate is enjoying life as Vice 
President of Parker/Hunter Inc. of Pittsburgh, a 
member of the New York Stock Exchange. Manly 
graduated from the University of Denver in 1970 
and has been with Parker/Hunter for 11 years. 
He has three sons, 18, 16 and 14. T Tim 
Keeney is a Commissioner of Environmental 
Protection for the state of Connecticut. Best 
Wishes For A Healthy And Happy 1992 To 
Everyone In The Class Of '66. ▼ Don Bates 
spent some time in prison recently — setting a 
new record in the "Chain Gang Marathon" at 
Bridgewater State Prison. Among 60 outsiders 
who took part in the race, Don completed the 
high-security event in 2:48:33, or seven minutes 
faster then the previous record. 


25th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

Bennett Beach, Secretary 
7207 Denton Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 

T It was about 6 a.m. when Class of '67 
phones began ringing along the East Coast. The 
caller: long lost Scott Cameron. He phoned 
Andrew Nichols, Ben Beach, and Rem Clark. 

Scott's doing well — and had been surfing within 
the past 24 hours. He's giving serious thought to 
attending the 25th Reunion. T Did you screw up 
your 1040? If you did, and you live in New 
England, it might have caught the attention of 
Dave Tucker in IRS's notice review unit at 
Andover. T If your company is polluting the 
water in Massachusetts, you may have to deal 
with Gene Romero, who is working for the State 
Department of Environmental Protection. He 
and Kathy recently built a home in Raynham. 
Gene also owns a second master's degree, from 
Tufts. T Charlie Murphy thought he was in 
pretty good health. Then, last summer, the chest 
pains began. It turned out he had inherited some 
circulatory problems, and his doctor suggested 
surgery. Charlie is recovering well from what he 
claims is the Class of '67s first quadruple bypass 
operation. In January he began in the sales 
department of International Fastener. Charlie and 
his family live in Chester, CT. T Stanley Green- 
berg continues to specialize in commercial litiga- 
tion in Portland, ME. In his spare time, he skis, 
plays tennis and wonders where his 11-year-old 
daughter should go to high school. T "Never 
too late" is Barry Davidson's motto. Doctor 
Barry Davidson, that is. He is now finishing his 
year as an intern in Newport News, VA, and will 
then be a second-year resident. When his three- 
year program ends, Barry would like to have a 
family practice. T As New England's economy 
tries to get off the mat, Tbm Taylor is handling 
problem loans for Aetna Life and Casualty in 
Hartford. ▼ Roger Guernsey is trying to help 
displaced executives find other jobs. His career 
consulting firm is now based in Miami. Roger 
plans to be at the 25th, and you may want to get 
on his schedule T Cap Purinton has become a 
veteran in the planning department of the naval 
shipyard at Portsmouth, NH. He spent January 
and February at Groton Long Point, CT, helping 
repair a fast-attack sub. Over the past decade, 
Cap has completely redone his house; not a 
single original wall, window, or door remains. ▼ 
Still selling race horses, Roy Meyers decided to 
diversify by becoming a partner in a new 
restaurant last fall. Please, no jokes about 
horsemeat burgers. ▼ Fifteen years of roadwork 
selling cosmetics finally drove Rem Clark to a 
new line of work. He now has a company that 
provides summer reading books for students at 
GDA and other New England schools. Rem's also 
working for Sessions Music, a distributor of CD's, 
tapes and hardware. T Wilfred Poon is still 
running his printing business in Glendale, CA, 
and skiing when he gets the chance. After years 
of robust growth for Will's business, the sagging 
economy is an unwelcome development. T Mac 
Barnes has completed a course in advanced 
French grammar. He figures it will come in 
handy during his family's next skiing trip to 
Quebec. Mac is a computer expert with Bloom- 
berg, Inc., in Manhattan, and stays active with his 
ministry. T Jeff Forte's son Kent graduated 
Magna Cum Laude from the University of North 
Carolina and is with the Peace Corps in Hon- 
duras. T Mike Rogers is still at it, operating his 
own design and illustration firm, OMJR. Mike 

also teaches four classes in an adult education 
program and plays on an over-40s softball team. 
He and his wife Deirdre live in Encino, CA. 


Carl Spang, Secretary 
RFD #1, Wiswall Road, Newmarket, NH 03857 


T Fortysomething. A lot of us hit that 
marker in the last year or two. A few mentioned 
it in their notes for this issue of the Archon. 
Why, just a moment ago, we were celebrating our 
20th GDA anniversary. Suddenly, our 25th 
anniversary is just around the corner. Time 
seems to be moving quickly for the Class of '68. 
Many of us seem to be thinking of ... or are 
going through . . . professional or lifestyle 
changes. Some of us do this kind of thing more 
often than others, of course. In fact, there are 
those who contemplate major lifestyle changes 
on a daily basis. Practice makes perfect, I guess. 
But if I had to confine my verbal ramblings on 
the Class of '68 to just comments, they would be: 
despite the ravages of time (and the economy), 
the Class of '68 is out there challenging, chang- 
ing, and having a good time in general. Tempos 
fugit . . . carpe diem (Time flies ... so seize the 
day). Start planning to attend your 25th GDA 
class reunion. If we have it at Boots Brown's 
place in Colorado, you may want to start driving 
out that way next week. Doesn't hurt to be a 
little early, and I'm sure Boots will understand. 
T Dave Mitchell writes that he personally finds 
it hard to believe that he's a year or two into 
"fortysomething," and that 20 years of corporate 
life is enough. Many alternatives are under 
consideration, and we hope that at least a few of 
them are legal. Mitch goes on to say that all is 
well with his family and offers the consoling 
observation that "with kids already grown and 
married, I can tell you there is light at the end of 
the tunnel." Watch for the next issue of the 
Archon, when we will discuss the length of the 
tunnel. T Bob Martin and his wife Betty have 
completed extensive renovations on their 
Victorian bed-and-breakfast inn. The Barretta 
Gardens Inn is located in Sonora, CA, in the 
Sierra Nevada foothills, aka the "gold country." 
Bob is also active in city planning, recently 
becoming one of the youngest members of the 
City Planning Commission . . . Everyone under 
40 is out panning for gold, I guess. Bob serves 
as the Vice President of "Gold Country Inns," a 
local group of 12 B&Bs. Maybe we should have 
our 25th at Bob's place? T Ross Raymond 
writes from Chapel Hill, NC, that he is still with 
Burroughs Wellcome, but now working in Reg- 
ulatory Affairs. This new assignment leaves Ross 
with more time at home to spend with his three- 
year-old son, Christopher. Ross goes on to say 
that Barry Burlingham, another GDA alumnus 
and Ross' cousin, has successfully battled acute 
leukemia! "Our admiration for his courage is 
measurable," Ross says. "I think GDA must build 
character" Barry's friends from GDA are still his 
closest, and their support during this ordeal was 
an inspiration to the whole family. ▼ "The good 

26 The Archon - Winter 1992 

news is, just wrote the last tuition check; bad 
news, just got the bills from my daughter's 
wedding," says Harry Kangis. Harry has just won 
the Class of '68 award for the "longest commute 
to work": Cincinnati, OH, to Shelton, CT. Harry 
is spending the year preparing the Procter and 
Gamble subsidiary Richardson-Vicks for a move 
back to Ohio. Work on those frequent flier miles, 
Harry! T Nat Smith declares that all is well with 
his family as they move into 1992. Thanks for 
the words of encouragement on your card, Nat. 
Yes, my New Year's resolution is to get all the 
GDA news thats fit to print into the Archon on 
time. T Dave McGowen was married in 1986! 
Congratulations! Dave and his wife Bunny are 
living in Waterville, ME, with their four-year-old 
son Mathew. Dave mentions that he has worked 
in the motorcycle industry since college (Colby 
College), and currently owns a Honda/Suzuki 
store. T Survived another season coaching and 
refereeing soccer; but don't know if I'll survive 
next year (teenagers!!)," says Chuck Johnson in 
his note from Sacramento, CA. Anybody got any 
ideas for Chuck? Comments, Harry and Dave? I'd 
recommend a 440-volt cattle prod as an incentive 
device for behavior modification. Works great 
here in New Hampshire, though I don't know if 
they'd allow one on the playing fields. We'll 
publish other time-honored techniques for deal- 
ing with teenagers in future Archon news, so 
send in your suggestions. Chuck needs them by 
the next soccer season. T Josh Burns offers "68 
is great!" for a class motto, and writes that his 
new law practice is doing well, but keeping him 
away from home more than he would like. Josh's 
oldest son Alex (14) is at Eaglebrook School in 
Deerfield, MA, while his youngest son Kris (nine) 
attends Monteclair Kimberly Academy in New 
Jersey. Josh still places a high priority on skiing, 
so he and his wife Karen spend a good deal of 
their winters going down hill. On the idea for the 
motto . . . we'll publish the class response in the 
next Archon. T Bill Madden sums up the situa- 
tion nicely: "Still have my hair, plus more waist- 
line than desired. Fewer bad habits — but not 
too few!" Bill is working with the firm of Levene, 
Gouldin and Thompson in Binghampton, NY, 
concentrating on tax, estate planning and corpo- 
rate law. Bill recently distinguished himself by 
winning the 1991 "Fugawi" sailing race from 
Hyannis to Nantucket. I am familiar with this 
particular event. It is extraordinarily grueling. 
Contestants must navigate their way across 
treacherous Nantucket Sound at night and with a 
crew much the worse for drink. The World Cup 
competitions pale in comparison. This is a 
tremendous achievement. Congratulations, Bill! 
T Rick Schiess and Robbie Lord took their 
three sons for a cruise on Casco Bay last sum- 
mer, and report that it was a wonderful trip. The 
weather was good and the boys (Sam, Jackson, 
and Evan) played at being pirates. Sounds like 
they would make a good "Fugawi" crew. Perhaps 
we ought to make training for the "Fugawi" race 
a Class of '68 traditioa? T Flying his Skyhawk 
around the country keeps Jay Worthen amused 
when he takes a break from his law practice in 

Keene, NH. Jay and his wife Cindy are both 
attorneys, with Cindy specializing in estate- 
planning and probate court. Jay has also become 
a strong advocate of radiant floor heating, having 
just installed a system in his home. "Everyone 
should try it!" he exclaims in his note. T 
Charles Johnson writes, "Trying to re-leam 
farming so we'll be in compliance with EPA & 
USDA pollution regulations. It's like starting all 
over again with no tillage and conservation 
tillage. My daughter and I are learning how to 
deal with single parenthood — a radical adjust- 
ment. ▼ I was thumbing through the December 
issue of the Maine Island Trails newsletter, and 
found a picture of John Sowles standing in a 
small boat with a huge grin on his face. This 
photo showed John participating in the State of 
Maine's fish restoration program . . . and, in fact, 
I believe that John manages this program a 
Marine Biologist. So the next time you catch 
something worthwhile off the coast of Maine, you 
have John Sowles to thank for it. 


Jeffrey Gordon, Secretary 

Slocum, Gordon & Company 

P.O. Box 669, Newport, RI 02840 


J. Randall Whitney, Secretary 
65Nashoba Road, Concord, MA 01742 

A GDA Connection: Frank Mitchell '35 and Tbm 
Nast 70 together in Seattle. 

▼ A great letter from Stillman Davis: "To 
recap: I came over to England 15 years ago, at 
the height of the Bicentennial celebrations, with 
Don Barkin on the QE2. That is another letter! 
Don went to Cambridge while I was in Manches- 
ter. In Manchester I met a woman who was to 
become my wife, Mary. We then lived in Brighton 
for a while then I went to Oxford, where I gained 
a degree in theology. Having reached those dizzy 
heights, I then drove a taxi for two years. I re- 
tired from that fascinating occupation in order to 
work in London, importing ceramic tiles and 
hand-printing furnishing fabric, running the 
office and showroom. I did that for five years, 
and then moved on to a furniture company 
which imported things from the continent into 
England. I was one of those commuters who 

used the train every day to travel "into the 
smoke," as London is sometimes called (a throw- 
back to the days before smokeless fuel and 
environmental awareness!). I have been working 
outside of London for two years now in the field 
of publishing and conference organizing. The 
niche we supply is IT, information technology. 
Our publishing enterprise has started in earnest 
this year. Previously we had a contract to supply 
the Secretariat to the European Association of 
Information Services. I suppose all this means I 
have some facility with computers and pro- 
grammes. I am the company secretary: adminis- 
tration describes my function best. That de- 
scribes 40 hours a week, and not what I consider 
important. The important bits have to do with 
home. Mary and I have become keen on growing 
our own food, with an allotment which does 
pretty well. It is nice to know that a minimum of 
chemicals have been used on the food. It started 
out as a necessity when I was driving a taxi and 
money was scarce as hen's teeth, but we have 
kept it up, Mary working as a homemaker taking 
on the bulk of the work in time, while I take on 
all the heavy digging chores. We are owners of 
dalmations, spotted creatures of boundless 
energy and character. Quite a bit of Mary's day is 
taken up with long walks with Schatzie and 
Peritas, mother and son. My Sundays are now 
taken up with work in the Church. I was licensed 
as a Reader in the Anglican Church in October; 
now I can preach the Word in my own style, 
hoping to make the meaning of what Billy 
Graham called "Life" in his tour over here a few 
years ago, comprehensible to those who might 
happen to be in church where I am speaking. 
But it is not fire and brimstone, rather the more 
intellectual pursuit of "faith" imprinted on me at 
GDA." ▼ Ralph Welch writes that, while also 
teaching at New England School of law, he is the 
Chief of the Economic Crimes Division of the 
U.S. Attorney's office here in Massachusetts. T 
Mike Franchot wishes he had some news — but 
it sounds like he has his hands full nonetheless. 
Mike has four children, the oldest being five and 
a half! He'll still make time for any classmate 
who calls while in Atlanta. T Guy Swenson is 
still working as a hydrogeologist at hazardous 
waste sites. He and his family (Sara 10, Eric 
seven) spent the summer sailing on Lake Ontario 
and visiting relatives. Right now he's hoping for 
snow for a good ski season. 


Michael Mulligan, Secretary 
Thacher School, 5025 Thacher Road, Ojai, CA 93023 


20th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

Geoffrey Durham, Secretary 
26315 West Ivanhoe Road, Wauconda, E, 60084 

The Archon - Winter 1992 27 

Class Notes 


Class Secretary Needed 

▼ Glen Winkel writes, "Enclosed is a 
photo from St. Johann in Tirol, Austria, with me 
on the winners podium with the 1991 Master 
World Cup! On my right is former Soviet Olym- 
pic team member, Nicolai Timofeev who was 
second, and on my left David Williams from 
South Africa, who was third. Can you believe 
that all that training that Heb Evans instilled in 
me on the wrestling mats at GDA has finally, 
after almost 20 years, paid off with a World 
Cycling Championship! I've always compared 
cycling to wrestling in many ways; here is the 
proof. Too bad Heb is not alive to see it." 

Getting Married: Glen Winkel 73 and fiance 
Linda Scott enjoying the San Francisco 


Peter Arnold, Secretary 
22 Bellefontaine Avenue, Framingham, MA 01701 

▼ This from Rob Spaulding: "Hi to all 74 
classmates. Thought per chance I may have 
bumped into a few GDA alums at the New York 
Marathon. I cracked the top 200, running at 
2:39. Am splitting time between two jobs as a 
property manager of an office center and hero 
cross-country coach at Westbrook College in 
Portland, ME. I'm waiting for some stalwart 
recruits from Abu's corps of hungry runners. Still 
single and, for lack of a better phrase, 'desper- 
ately seeking Susan' (wasn't that a movie title a 
while back?)" 


•Greg Pope, Secretary 
29 Whittier Street, Amesbury, MA 01913 

▼ OK, OK, I missed the last issue, so 
relieve me of my duty at any time. Nominations 
are now open. T Anyway, Bill Shaheen writes 
that he finished his Ph.D. at the University of 
Connecticut last February, and is teaching at the 
University of Hartford. He understands that 
several GDA grads are attending the University of 
Hartford, and he welcomes them to seek him 
out. He has started his own consulting firm, 
called Applied Analysis, and would enjoy hearing 
from any old classmates. Bill presently resides in 

West Hartford with his wife Eileen. T Audrey 
Grant tells us that she has just finished traveling 
through Australia, New Zealand and Fiji (Get a 
life! Will ya). She and Gary are "proud parents of 
a J/24." (That must have been some birthing 
class, Audrey). ▼ Pam Pandapas has finally left 
the University of Idaho Law School for a law 
school in San Diego. Her new address is: 6310 
Rancho Mission Road #233, San Diego, CA 
92108. Anyone within range is to look her up. 
"She's in the book." T Martha Riley Merrill 
writes, "You know you're no longer a teenager 
when . . .you are a mother of one." Peter turned 
13 recently, Mike is 11 and Sarah is nine. Martha 
is serving her second year on the Rowley School 
Committee. T Jack Swenson took exception to 
my last report on him. He is living in Seattle, 
and still has the world's greatest job. Jack gets 
paid to travel the world with Special Expeditions 
Travel Company. Highlights of '91 included tours 
of the British Isles and Norway and searching for 
polar bears in Spitzbergen. He has just returned 
from a month on the Amazon and Orinoco Riv- 
ers, where he has shared a cabin with a three- 
toed sloth (sweet thing) and a ten-foot Anaconda 
(not so sweet). Jack says photo business is good 
and has had pics in The New York Times recent- 
ly. It's great to finally hear from you Jack! T 
Ethan Stone and wife Hilary have had a daugh- 
ter, Erin Lea Stone, and son, Jeremy Francis, on 
September 27th. The twins are keeping them 
busy! His new address is: 1252 Woodruff Avenue, 
Los Angeles, CA 90024. Come by — we'll keep 
the light on for ya! T Bruce Kennedy writes 
from down Maine that he has been blessed with 
a second daughter, Jennifer Ann, who was born 
in Farmington, ME, on the 24th of June. He had 
a recent near miss with a pair of moose, which 
caused him to hit a small tree. No one was hurt 
but the car. Well, it still moves, anyway. To Bruce 
and Ethan: Congrats on the new additions!! T 
Dan Bell is living in Port Townsend, WA, 1011 
Vaneff c/o Lawson. He is an artist, working most- 
ly with watercolors (his mother writes) and has 
become "quite good." He is healthy and doing 
well. And his mother thinks he's great! From all 
of us, we wish him the touch of VanGogh! Thank 
you, Mrs. Bell, for writing us about Dan. ▼ 
Andy Woodcock says "Bonjour" to all. He is 
living in romantic Willimantic, and among people 
who speak Abusamran (Canadian Variation). He 
is married to a woman who looks just like him; 
so do the two kids they've hatched. Thanks for 
the note, Andy. ▼ Kingsley writes to say that 
gentleman farmers still have no vacations, but it's 
a good life. He welcomes any and all visitors. T 
Peter Lenane visited GDA in November to watch 
the GDA football team stomp over some visiting 
team, and was amazed to find them undefeated. 
The "Moon" gave him tickets to a B.U. hockey 
game. (So everybody hit on Moonves for free- 
bees!!) T David Cain writes to say he married 
four years ago to wife Janet, and has had a son, 
Nicholas, born on Thanksgiving 1990! They have 
moved to Maui this past November. Their new 
address is (I think) 760 South Kilbet Road, 
Maui, HI 96753. T Lizabeth and Sam Gilliland 

moved last summer after 12 years in New York 
City to Connecticut! (7 Anthony Place, Riverside, 
CT 06878, 203-698-2854.) Welcome to suburbia. 
T Ed Palmer is manager of the West River 
Junction Holiday Inn, which is highly respected 
in the area. Thanks to all for the great response, 
no "heard on the street" this time, but there are 
a number of you we have not heard from. And I 
know who you are . . . Bye for now. Popey. 


Carol Goldberg, Secretary 
301 East 94th Street, *24B, New York, NY 10128 

T This from Steve Spaulding: "1991 has 
been a year of incredible highs and lows. Some 
of you met one of the high points at the reunion; 
she became a low shortly thereafter. I am still a 
Senior Process Engineer at BASF Corporation 
(Professional Audio Tape), but the future looks 
bleak. For those at the reunion who wondered, I 
did grow another 2.5 inches (now 6'6.5") after 
graduation. I sold my Crown Victoria in August 
and bought a Kawasaki VN750 motorcycle. 
Picture it!" T Tbm Adams relates, "computer 
consulting business has exploded. Training and 
installing Novell software takes up the majority of 
my time. The rest is spent with Deborah (our 
creative genius), Morgan (seven-year-old girl and 
voracious reader) and Ian (six-year-old boy and 
athlete in constant motion)." ▼ A note from 
Perry Smith: "I am an Instructor at Boston 
University's Metropolitan College, teaching busi- 
ness and estate-planning to financial profession- 
als once a week, and just held a public estate 
planning day forum at Bentley College with the 
Boston Estate Planning Council where we had 
850 in the audience — the biggest seminar yet!!" 


15th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

Joe Pietrafesa, Secretary 
5209 Fairlawn Drive, Fayetteville, NY 13066 

T A note from Sarah Wiley: "Hi every- 
one! Hope to see everyone at our 15th! I'm still 
in Englewood, FL. Now I'm out of real estate 
and working as Assistant to Human Resources 
Director at Englewood Community Hospital. A 
lot of hard work — but I love it! Come visit and 
enjoy the Florida sunshine!" T Trade Fornaro 
has recently taken a new job in Boston — with J. 
Mackowski Associates. In addition to keeping 
busy with her job and two-year-old son Alex- 
ander, Trade has agreed to co-chair the 15th 
Reunion with Vicki Murphy and Carrie Lyons. 
Everyone should mark June 12-14, 1992 on his 
or her calendars. 


Leslie Lafond, Secretary 
459 High Street, Hampton, NH 03842 

28 The Archon - Winter 1992 






Abigail Woodbury, Secretary 
•OA Gorham Avenue, Apt. A, Brookline, MA 02146 


Pamela Kurtz Welch, Secretary 
19 Larch Row, Wenham, MA 01984 

T I received a wonderful letter from 
Marty Stephan. Marty has been sailing around 
the world and is on one of the America's Cup 
teams in San Diego. Marty races for Bill Koch on 
America Cubed Foundation boats. They will race 
Dennis Connor from January until April to 
decide who will defend the America's Cup against 
the foreign challengers. "If anyone is going to be 
in San Diego between January 15 and May 15, 
and would like to get on a spectacular boat for 
the race just let me know." ▼ John Wise writes: 
"By the time this is printed, Jack will be close to 
a year old. I must say parenthood is keeping 
Julie and me very busy. Have seen some of Nancy 
and Chris Stafford and their beautiful girl. We 
also see Nancy and Duffy Bowditch '79 from 
time to time; they have a son, Peter. My best to 
all." ▼ Sally Lee is living in Beverly Farms and 
still painting. She's doing sets, props and cos- 
tumes for a new American opera of "Elmer 
Gantry" to be held at the C. Walsh Theatre at 
Suffolk University, February 27-29. The music is 
great! T Erica Baum married Chris Goode this 
past July. They have moved into a great house in 
Hingham. They just adopted Molly, a jet black 
lab/setter puppy. "Is anyone else as settled in 
suburbia as I am?!" Erica is now a director in the 
Office of Alumni Relations at Boston University, 
and expects to have her master's in Communica- 
tions in '92. Her husband Chris is the Director 
of State Relations at B.U. Keeping it all in the 
family! T Doug Leathern is finally settling into 
his new assignment at the Rhein-Main AB, 
Germany. Doug writes that the Frankfurt area is 

GDA Class of 2009? Jack Wise, son of John 
Wise '80. 

not the best region of the Country, but he has 
had the opportunity to travel a great deal — into 
France, Italy, Switzerland, The Netherlands, 
Belgium, Luxembourg and the former East 
Germany. T John Fain married Laura Frances 
Hamman May 18, 1991, a friend since he was 12 
years old. Laura recently passed the Texas State 
Bar after those long years of law school. John 
will be in Chicago for five months, attending 
Northwestern University's Orthotic/Prothetic 
Program from January until May. "Once again I 
will brave the cold, cold winter away from Texas!" 
▼ John was Carl Schwartz's best man at his 
marriage to Whitney Semple, "a completely 
wonderful gal," in Grosse point, MI, in Septem- 
ber. Also in the wedding party were Randi 
Pendleton and David Drukker '79. John adds: 
"You should have seen the incredible talent 
displayed in Carl's baking his own wedding 
cake ... a masterpiece!" T Marty Lanigan 
married Karen McGuire on July 27. Marty is still 
in real estate, working in Washington, D.C., and 
living in Arlington, VA. T Steve Wall writes: 
"Let's see . . . new wife, new horse, new car. I ran 

Schoolmates from the '80s: Benay Lazo '81 joins Pattie Crowe, Julie Duff '80 and Rand Pendleton '80 
in San Francisco. 

into Jared Squires and Bill Bartlett a few 
months ago. Bill was getting ready to run the NY 
Marathon. I saw Jared in Schenectady on 
another occasion, and he ran me into the 
ground on the basketball court. My God, I'll be 
30 by the time this hits the press!" ▼ Scott 
Mason had been working as a television reporter 
with CBS affiliate, WHIO-TV, Dayton, OH. In 
March he moved to Richmond, VA, to become 
Anchor/Reporter/Producer of a half-hour weekly 
news magazine airing on PBS station WCVE-TV, 
Richmond, and on two other PBS stations in 
Virginia. The show, titled "Virginia Currents," 
debuted October 4, and seems to be off to a 
great start. A day later, Scott married Carolyn 
Miller. They just built a house and are enjoying 
married life! ▼ Emily Woolf is living in Brook- 
line and still at Berklee College of Music. They 
recently sent her to recruit students in Japan, 
Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand 
and Hong Kong. T Janine Bruce Banks and 
her husband David are still enjoying living 
outside of Burlington, VT They both work at 
Aquatec, Inc., an environmental lab whose 
president is George Starbuck '57, and are "busy, 
busy, busy!" Janine ran into Johanna Stephan 
'79 this summer: "She's married, recently had a 
baby and loves Vermont as much as I do!" T 
Fred Long finally finished his Ph.D. at Colum- 
bia, and has accepted a position at Los Alamos 
National Lab in New Mexico. Quite a change 
from New York City! ▼ Russ Savrann has had a 
busy last couple of years. For those of you who 
may not know, Russ married Jennifer Wilkins 
Wolff of Guilford, CT, way back on August 27, 
1988 — at Governor Dummer's Chapel, no less! 
Since then, Russ writes, "Jennifer and I now live 
in Westwood and I am the proud father of 
Elizabeth Alice (Beth), now six months old (born 
May 1, 1991). I still see Erik Wicander now and 
then and have flown up to his house in Maine to 
say hello." ▼ Peter Diamond writes: "I will 
graduate from Willomette University College of 
Law in Salem, OR, this spring. Seeking to 
practice law in the Northwest — Oregon or 
Washington. I will get married to Kathleen 
Bullock of Ridgefield, CT, and Chatham, MA, 
May 23, 1992 in Chatham. Derrick Perkins '82 
will be best man." 


Abby Lock Castle, Secretary 
7396 Kingsbury Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63130 

T It's winter here, the leaves are gone, the 
sky is grey and my blue mood permeates every- 
thing I touch. It's no wonder people head south 
in the winter, escaping reality a bit by languish- 
ing in the miracle of the sun. One bright aspect 
in the middle of winter has been the numerous 
notes from classmates we haven't heard from in 
awhile. I hope the trend continues. T Brownie 
(Dave Brown) reports he is awaiting the end of 
the recession. We had a great talk in November, 
chatting about reunion and the way some (if not 
all) of us have changed in the past ten years. He 

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Class Notes 

sounded anxious for us all to meet his wife Caty, 
and was very disappointed that they couldn't 
make it for #10. I told him to bring his first baby 
(or second) to #15. He sends his best to Kal, 
Breedo, and Redman. T Speaking of meeting 
wives . . . Daniel Carroll Cross has popped the 
big question to darling Suzanne, and she has 
agreed to become his beloved wife. The snoop 
reports that the wedding will probably be in '92, 
although there is no official report on that from 
the press office at this time. We all send our best 
to Dan and Suzanne on their impending nup- 
tials. ▼ Daniel Cooke reports from D.C. that he 
has passed the California Bar (!) and as a result 
automatically passes for several other states as 
well. He thinks that he might take the Massa- 
chusetts Bar, but has not committed to it yet. He 
works for some segment of the Justice Depart- 
ment in Washington, and is enjoying the cases to 
which he is assigned. I am hoping to catch up 
with him on my next trip to NYC (early April) for 
a weekend. Anyone want to join us for a drink? 
▼ I was despondent when I did not receive my 
annual Christmas pictures from Susan Perry and 
Brad, but I am sure that her Athletic Director 
and coaching duties have her working overtime. 

restaurant in Beantown. She invites all 
Bostonites to stop in for a bite. She spent 
Christmas in Florida with family and four nieces 
and nephews, who should be in the GDA class of 
2008. She says Antea and Pete are well and that 
Tbdd Berkson owes her a phone call! ▼ Lisa 
Louden keeps me well-informed from the sunny 
community of Winter Park. She says her second 
year in the MBA program is less grueling than 
the first one, and she will be graduating in May. 
T She saw Molly Andrew on the subway in 
Boston, and hassled her for blowing off reunion. 
Molly is living in Magnolia, planning a January 
'93 wedding to a gentleman named George. With 
luck, I will get to meet him before the big event! 
She sends her love to all. T By now Jennifer 
Malamud-Shaeffer should have her pictures 
developed from a fall trip to the Greek Islands. 
Sounds incredibly romantic, which is a word not 
found in my vocabulary. T Clarissa Dane writes 
that she met her biological father and seven-year- 
old half brother in Boege, France, and her half- 
sister in Bienne, Switzerland, So she now has 
two full loving families. How blessed she must 
feel. She is still in NYC, working in her music, 
and supplements her income with commercial 

Reunion: Benay Lazo '81 with Rochelle Smith '84, her fiance Phillip Cannon and Henry Lang '84. 
Rochelle and Phillip will be married May 25 in San Francisco. 

She comments that a new curriculum and 
schedule will appear on campus in the fall of 
1992. So Susan and Brad will be trekking out to 
the islands for a rendezvous with classmate 
Keller Laws. Susan and Brad spent the summer 
in Nantucket working on building a new house 
that Brad designed. They are hoping to have it 
in use for the summer of '92. Do you suppose 
she wants guests? T Speaking of Kal . . . Kao'l is 
requesting that you send her a ticket. Kathy is 
presently the functions manager at Cherrystones 

jingles, the newest being Legg's Sheer Energy. 
She send her love to everyone. ▼ Mark He/ford 
is the proud father of a healthy baby boy, born 
July 11, 1991. His name is Mark Charles, Jr., and 
he joined a family of three, his sister Kylie being 
two and a half. He sends New Year greetings to 
everyone. T Had a long note from Ann 
McCullom-Miller who has been travelling the 
world for the past six years with husband, Kevin. 
They are now in Monterey, CA, (tough life!) after 
him being in Nuremburg, Germany. They have 

three dogs to keep them company, and have 
loved seeing the world together. She will be 
going back to school soon to study nursing. T I 
had a long letter from Deutsche Bank in 
Bangkok not too long ago from our long lost 
buddy Pongo. He is doing fund management and 
foreign exchange business for the Germans, and 
has been with them since 1988. And in January 
he lost his sacred status as a bachelor and got 
married. He says that anyone who wishes to 
come visit is very welcome. He would love to see 
us! T Laurie writes that husband Charles 
Bougas is alive and well and the proud father of 
Christopher, class of 2007 (age three), and 
Alison, class of 2009 (age one). They live in 
Beverly, MA, where Charlie runs a family retail 
business that has been family owned since 1900. 
Yea Charles! So pleased to hear that someone is 
keeping up a few familial traditions! T Douglass 
Brown writes: "Still living and practicing law in 
San Francisco. Somehow convinced my firm to 
send me to S.F District Attorney's office for 
three months of trial experience! Excited about 
the opportunity. It's too bad we have such a shy 
class rep. Just kidding Abby. Keep up the good 
work!" St. Louis has been mild, and Brett Hull 
has been scoring a lot of goals so my hockey 
tickets have not been a waste! I am off to eastern 
Germany in March to visit a few old haunts from 
age five! I'm sure they are not the same. All my 
love to everyone. Let me hear from you soon. 


10th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

John Nye, Secretary 
Harding Road, RR 4, Box 517, Clinton, NH 13323 

T Thanks very much to all of you who 
responded to my last poetic appeal. Postcards 
arrived from some classmates who hadn't 
responded in the past. One more issue of The 
Archon will be printed prior to our 10th reunion 
and my resignation as secretary, so let's really 
come through in April. T John Krigbaum is in 
hot pursuit of a Ph.D. and will be doing a dig in 
Malaysia. My fingers are crossed Kriggy. He's 
living in NYC. T Cornelia Woodworth is at 
Carnegie-Mellon Business School, and so is Jim 
Bernier '83. She says it's like sledding uphill, but 
worthwhile. She's engaged, but I don't have any 
details. If we don't learn more in the next issue, 
ask her in June. ▼ Also engaged is Sloan Tyler. 
She's an attorney for the U.S. Coast Guard. She 
and Scott are living in Washington, D.C. Sloan 
will be wed in June, my guess is after the 10th, 
so she'll have lots to talk about. "Hi to Scott 
Holloway and Bill Hutchinson." T Andrew 
Page also lives in the "land of big promises." 
He's getting married and moving to England, so 
the reunion doesn't fit his schedule. Bill Hutch- 
inson, phone home. Andrew wants to contact 
you. ▼ Barbara Mackay-Smith is another 
classmate who probably won't be at the 10th. 
She lives in Tokyo, and doesn't think it's likely. 

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Want to call Barb? 813 3311 5591. ▼ "A new 
career, new friends and a new state" writes Ted 
Lamed from Grand Rapids, MI. He's looking 
forward to humiliating the men's lacrosse team. 
T Rick Brown has his sights on warm weather. 
He wants to move to Charlestown or New 
Orleans as soon as he finishes his last year of 
UVM Medical School. T "Only you can prevent 
forest fires" writes Paula Veare. She will be in 
Byfield in June! T Karen McKinney Jantzen 
lives in Durango, CO, a mother of two boys, and 
runs a gourmet deli with her husband Mit. They 
concentrate in hard-to-find foods. Karen will not 
be at the reunion; she's putting the finishing 
touches on their new house. ▼ Matt leborek is 
the night manager at the Carlyle in NYC. T Matt 
lives with Scott Holloway in New Jersey. Scott is 
a district manager with Pontiac. T Heather 
Vickers writes, "Summer was adventurous! The 
month of July was spent working on a movie 
shoot on the U.S.-Mexican border with a crew of 
NYU film students. The adventure started when 
the U.S. Border Patrol mistook me for an illegal 
trying to cross the border and chased after me. 
Actually, I was only running because I was late to 
meet the extras. Now that my heart rate is back 
to normal, I am back in NYC at NYU pursuing 
an MBA. Humdrum once again!" ▼ Bob Low is 
teaching at Avon Old Farms. He runs a freshman 
dorm but "their games just don't compare to the 
Farmhouse boys of 78-79." ▼ Elizabeth Wells 
writes from San Diego that she and her fiance 
will be married in December 1992. They are 
both architects. Let's make the 10th a hit. Bob 
Low and Trina Chiara are putting together the 
activities, and your suggestions would be helpful. 
See you in June. Alum-NYE-ingly, John. 


Rebecca Lapham, Secret 
Salem House, §6 
7 Beverly Commons Drive, Beverly, MA 01915 

T Hi, Everyone! First, I would like to say 
thank you for the responses I received and ideas 
for the reunion weekend. Your input helps to 
shape the events for the weekend, so that 
everyone has a joyous time. T Kevin Cryts 
writes, "This is the first time I have ever written 
(I always wanted to but never did). I just bought 
my second house, which I am living in now at 12 
Cushing Drive, Wilmington, MA. I plan on 
getting married May 9, 1992, and I am currently 
an MBTA police officer, assigned to area B in 
Roxbury. It's interesting, and keeps me busy." ▼ 
Danielle Schwarts is moving to Winston-Salem, 
NC. She writes, "I'm quitting my job and ready 
for a change. I'll keep you posted." Her new 
address will be 118 Cedar Cove Lane, Winston- 
Salem, NC 27104. T Teresa Russo Cramphorn 
just had a baby boy on September 21, 1991, and 
his name is Patrick Martin. She says she hopes 
all is well with everyone, and she's looking for- 
ward to seeing everybody at the reunion. T John 
"Rusty" Stahlhas a new position — Executive 
Director of the Classical Ballet Theater in Arling- 
ton, VA, a small dance company that puts on 

GDA Friends: Sarah Sullivan '81 and Sarah 
Breed '83 join friends at the San Francisco 

three productions a year. ▼ Pete Ross recently 
started a new job at Lockheed/Sanders as a pro- 
grammer at the South Nashua headquarters. He 
is currently living at the Somerset Apartments in 
Nashua, and is enjoying the area. He has been in 
touch with Caleb, who is still going to UNH and 
living in Exeter. T Chuck Gilliatt recently mar- 
ried Kathryn Stasko, whom he met while 
attending Babson College. It was a beautiful 
wedding on May 11th in Little Compton, RI. T 
Sue Sanidas has another year in New Orleans 

with Law School, and very much wants to come 
back East! She and her husband have a new 
baby — kitten "Jambalaya" — who keeps them 
busy. Sue is still teaching pre-school and has 16 
boys and four girls in her class. The rest is 
hearsay, so if it's wrong I apologize. T Jim 
Bernier is in his last semester at Boston College 
Law School, and will be graduating in May. T I 
saw Karen Fasciano and Karen Gronberg the 
other day, and both are doing very well, and still 
living in Marblehead. T I heard that Gilli moved 
out of Marblehead, where are you Gilli? ▼ 
Wendy Stetson is living in Vermont, and is in 
France (or will be soon) to visit friends and work 
in the vineyards during the harvest season. 
What's up with me? Well, I'm working at Con- 
cord Financial Group, Inc., a company that sells 
mutual funds in Boston, on Broad Street, right 
off State, and I love it. I need people to do lunch 
with, though, so give me a call (617) 426-8001. 


Christine Romboletti, Secretary 
6618 East Wakefield Drive Bl, Alexandria, VA 22307 

T Here's what the new year brings in 
communications from our class: T First, Harry 
Taormina thanks all '84ers who wrote to him 
while he was in the gulf. He expects to graduate 
in May and become a pilot for the USMC! Again, 
welcome home, Harry! Glad to have you back! ▼ 
Melissa Finnon writes us from Greenwich, CT. 
After spending two years in Boston at State Street 
Bank she is now working as an Assistant Account 
Executive in the brokerage division of Direct 
Media, Inc. She loves the switch in careers, and 
sends her best to the class! T More wedding bells 
for the class! This time it is Dan Nye! Still in 
upstate New York, he plans to marry Meagan 
Knuetter in June at the Hamilton College chapel. 
Congrats, Dan and Meagan! T Charlotte Johnson 

Together in L. A.: Martha and Allen Hughes '47 with Sarah Bradshaw '83 and David Agger '83 at the 
Los Angeles reception. 

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Class Notes 

is returning to the East Coast after four terrific 
years in Steamboat Springs, CO. She says that 
after "sowing her oats," she's now ready to "settle 
down to make her millions!" ▼ Dede Daley 
writes from Jackson, WY, where she has spent 
three years at Jackson Hole Central Reservations 
— and where she also plans to be married in 
June! T Betsy TUthill has completed her master's 
degree, and is currently job hunting in Massachu- 
setts. She says she recently saw Amie Breed in 
San Francisco, CA. T Mariel Hagen has also just 
completed her master's degree! Having finished a 
Master's in Social Work at Bryn Mawr College, 
she is now working in Cherry Hill, NJ, for an 
employee assistance program. T Greg Thompson 
returned from Seoul, Korea, where he was doing 
work for Samsung Semiconductor. He writes that 
it was an "interesting experience" being in Seoul 
during the coup in the then-Soviet Union. T 
Kristen Mackenzie is back in New England after 
three years in Washington, D.C. She has started a 
master's degree program at Tufts University, where 
she'll earn a degree in occupational therapy. T 
Jean Jasse writes happily from Spain! However, 
after a gruelingly hot summer, she plans to re- 
locate to a cooler climate — in Spain. She and 
companion Antonio send their best to the class! 

West Coast Alums: Amie Breed '84 and 
daughter Hay ley (GDA 2010?) join fellow 
alumnus Brandon Chase 74 and friend Nancy 
Lang at the San Francisco reception. 

T Last, but certainly not least, I received a great 
letter from Jon (Tbad!) Cummings. Having gradu- 
ated from Catholic University's Law School Jon 
has remained in the Washington, D.C. metro area, 
where he has been accepted into the Attorney 
General's Honors Program. Specifically (hold on 
to your hats) Jon will be working at the Drug En- 
forcement Agency! It won't be Miami Vice for him 
though; he will, be clerking for an administrative 
law judge for a year. Then he hopes to become a 
federal prosecutor. He sends his best to the class! 
T This from Hugh Friedman: "I'm now living in 
Boston and planning to go to business school in 
September 1992. I saw Carry Cuttey before 
Christmas at the Ski Market. My best to all my 
classmates." Well, that's it for this round of news. I 
must wish everyone a great 1992, and also send 
goodwill to all those engaged couples and those 
recently married! Also, congratulations and good 
luck to all who have completed additional degrees 
or are now embarking on that journey. Don't look 
now guys, but I think we are growing up. 


Katrina Russo Ramsey, Secretary 
2 Old Stagecoach Drive, Monson, MA 01057-9717 

T Now that winter is in full swing, I'm 
trying to get to Sunday River in Bethel, ME, to 
do as much skiing as possible. The beginning of 
each year, however, is always full of travel meet- 
ings with Merck. I'm headed to Nashville for a 
few days; maybe I'll run into Kenny Rogers! T 
Courtney Church has been travelling a whole 
lot. She's a travel agent in Boston, and in one 
six-week period she was in London, Cancun, 
Turks, and Caros! Courtney spent Christmas in 
Bermuda — a familiar place to travel to. She says 
Hi to MX, S.S., J.T., K.A. and R.T. T Anthony 
Fusco is no longer at GDA. He is living in 
Rockport, working for a local carpenter, and 
hopes to attend law school next fall. ▼ Living in 
Tony's former apartment in Phillips at GDA is 
Jeff Kelly. He's been there teaching Latin for a 
year now. Jeff says it's a full and demanding life- 
style with a houseful of freshman boys to look 
out for. He sends his best wishes to everyone and 
says "you know where to find me!" T Sean 
Fleming is in his second year of graduate school 
at Northwestern University. He just got his 
master's degree in physics, and is starting work 
on his Ph.D. thesis (if all goes well). Sean says 
that last year was tough, but this year has been 
most excellent. Congratulations and good luck, 
Sean. ▼ Denny Gately is also still studying 
away. He's a grad student at UCSD, working on 
cancer chemotherapy (wow). When Denny's not 
in lab, he's soaking up rays on the beach. T 
Finally news from long lost John Sanders! He 

apologizes for not keeping in touch. That's okay 
John, you've been busy. He's been working his 
way through college at UVM, and now UNH as 
an art major, English minor, attending in the fall 
semesters. John completed three years on the 
World Cup Freestyle circuit, and now he's skiing 
professionally on the Volvo Ski Show Tour. He 
performs in Europe, Japan, North America, Ar- 
gentina, New Zealand and Scandanavia. John 
sees the Valhoulis often, and says hi to everyone! 
T Paul Roy has been working in South Carolina 
as marketing/administrative manager of a con- 
struction-development company. Things are go- 
ing well, and the weather is great. Paul says that 
with 79 courses within 30 minutes and 73-degree 
average temperatures year round, he's in his 
glory. The economy in S.C. has been less affected 
by the recession, and he's had his best year ever! 
Glad to hear it, Paul! ▼ Becky Chase Werner 
says hi to everyone She and husband Mike are 
still living in Seattle but can't wait to come 
home for Christmas! ▼ Alex Konovalachik 
heard wedding bells on August 17, 1991 when he 
married Sheila Connors, also of Peabody, MA. 
Alex recently received his M.A. degree from 
Teachers College, Columbia University, in the 
Teaching of the Social Sciences. Sheila is a 
catering sales manager at the Marriott Hotel, 
Copley Place in Boston. Alex and Sheila live at 
the Chapel-Hill-Chauncy Hall School in Wal- 
tham, MA, where Alex is teaching. ▼ Jiseop 
Yoon was married on July 1, 1990 in Korea, and 
is happily living in Cincinnati. Congratulations! 
He has two more quarters to get his MBA, and is 
planning to pursue a degree in law and diplo- 
macy or work for the U.N. next year. ▼ Kate 

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Appleton has just finished at Tufts and now has 
a master's in teaching. The job opportunities are 
not the best in Massachusetts, but Kate will be 
staying because she's getting married on August 
9, 1992 and will be settling in Boston for a 
while. Best wishes, Kate! T Dinah Daley is 
doing well. She's still in Boston and sees Sue 
Edelstein, Nolden Johnson, and Quinn Pollock 
pretty regularly. T Sam Blatchford and his wife 
Anne-Marie had their second child October 13. 
His name is Charles Samuel Blatchford. Congra- 
tulations! ▼ Maybe Sam can offer some advice 
to Andy Menyhart. Andy and his wife are expec- 
ting their first child around June 10, 1992. In 
addition to being an expectant father, Andy is in 
his final year of law school. T Chris Chance has 
been doing social work — counseling with adol- 
escents — and is looking at clinical psyche Ph.D. 
programs. Chris lives in San Francisco and 
would love for all the California classmates to 
look her up: 4 Carl Street, San Francisco, CA 
94117 (415) 664-6739. Our sincere sympathy 
goes out to Chris. Her sister, a 21-year-old senior 
at UVM, died in a bicycling accident in January 
1991. Hope 1992 is a better year. 


Monique Duggan, Secretary 
40 Jericho Road, Essex Junction, VT 05452 

▼ Tracy Beckett was last seen at Mon- 
ique's wedding as a bridesmaid. She is living in 
Virginia, and is starting work for a law firm in 
the Washington DC area. T Monique (Proulx) 
Duggan is now happily married, and is still 
working for Builders' Resource, a mail-order 
company geared towards the construction trades. 
She is living outside of Burlington, VT, and is 
becoming very domesticated!! Beau Jones, Bill 
Sweeney, Greg Waldman '87, Gene Tatt and 
Tim Nesbit were all at Monique's wedding, as 
well. Although Beau was missing in action the 
night before the wedding, we all had a great time 
together. Noah Wendler was missed dearly, but 
he had to return to his home in England to 
participate in a friend's wedding. Hey Noah, I'm 
still waiting for that great letter you promised 
me!!! Amy Hefford also attended Monique's 
wedding. She was seen in the elevator of the 
hotel minutes before the wedding began. But, 
she pulled through and made it there on time. 


5th Class Reunion 
June 12, 13, 14 

James Andriotakis, Secretary 
50 East 98th Street, New York, NY 10029 

T David Miller '87 was seen working at a 
restaurant in the Burlington VT, area. T Jeff 
Ashworth is living in Breckenridge, CO, with 
girlfriend Kathleen and four other guys. He is 
having fun working for a large Denver-based 
furniture company and skiing in spare time. T 
This note from Amy Goldstein: "Hi! I am at 

Mother and Son: Sybil Roach and her son John 
'87 at the Los Angeles reception this fall. 

University of Virginia in a master's program — 
counselor education. My concentration is on 
higher education, and I'm interested in admis- 
sions and student affairs. Charlottesville is a nice 
change from Schenectady! I hope everyone is 
doing well. Where is Kim MacDonald?!" T 
Christopher McMorris graduated from the Univ- 
ersity of Rochester in May with a double major in 
history and music, plus a Russian studies certifi- 
cate. He produced a multimedia performance art 
piece of his own composition in May as well. He 
spent the summer in New Hampshire, working as 
drama counselor at a boys camp. 

6 Sprue 


Meganne Murphy, Secretary 
'pruce Meadow Drive, North Hampton, 

T Another Archon and another year 
closer we are to our fifth reunion! Please keep in 
mind that we'll be looking for a new class secre- 
tary. Any takers? T I really enjoyed seeing every- 
one at Jed Mixter's house. Jed is currently a 
junior at Colorado College, his final stop on his 
tour of colleges. He's making good grades, and 
managing to see a good part of the West. T 
Kara Moheban will be graduating from Boston 
College in May. T Wayne Belleau just spent a 
great semester in Arizona, and will continue at 
Salem State. T Dave Walor didn't show up! He's 
graduating from Skidmore. T Dave Hanlon is 
graduating from Middlebury, and Dan Morison is 
graduating from Roanoke. They told me that 
they were going to live together after graduating, 
to strengthen their new relationship. (Is that 
right, guys?) T Brendon O'Brien will be gradua- 
ting from Boston College, then moving on to 
California. T Kristina vonTrapp is still at U.V.M., 
majoring in booty. ▼ Heidi Danielson is doing 
pretty well at U.N.H., and has come out to 
Hampshire to visit and check out the forests of 

Amherst. T Eric Gilman and Chris Zabriskie 
were at Jed's as well, although were pretty taci- 
turn. (I wonder why?) ▼ Luke Gilfeather was 
mugged by a five-year-old who lives in his build- 
ing in Boston. He's started doing Nautilus now. 
T Christina Dalessio is at Wellesley College. T 
Airin Brown will be graduating from Earlham 
College in June. She's doing fine, and is really 
going to miss Richmond, IN. T Erika Sayewich 
was nominated for a Rhodes Scholarship, in 
addition to excelling in various organizations, 
writing her thesis and taking honors courses. 
Needless to say, she's busy! She'll finish Colby in 
the Spring. T Elizabeth Leary writes, "Hi, 
folks! I'm currently working on a thesis on cow- 
boy songs for my music major. I've been learning 
folk guitar (geetar may be more appropriate 
considering the topic). I am still riding. Gradu- 
ation (presumably) in May. Then what? At this 
point I don't care ... I just want to finish college 
well. I'll probably do some performing of the 'ol 
cowboy songs. Yeah, I'm still playing piano, violin 
and singing — a real music geek. I've been see- 
ing Lucy Armstrong '87 and Ben Armstrong 
'85 some over January. I'm really looking forward 
to seeing everyone soon! Miss you all. Hope 
things are all well." As for myself, I'll be in Miami 
Beach for all of January, then back to Hampshire 
or one more year. Please call or write; I really 
enjoy hearing from everyone. My Hampshire 
number is (413) 549-8443. 


Jennifer Katz, Secretary 
5 Dennison Road, C6, Durham, NH 03824 

T It's been three years since the class of 
'89 has graduated. Many have written in disbelief 
how quickly time has gone by. Many of us are in 
our junior year, while others are up to other 
things. T Rob Ashworth still loves CU, but is 
finding his courses difficult. He says he is barely 
surviving pre-med requirements. Over Thanks- 
giving, he went to Breckenridge to visit his 
brother, Jeff Ashworth '87, and his brother's 
girlfriend, who are living up in the mountains. 
Rob reports that all is going well in his fraternity, 
ATO. Rob turned 21 on December 7th! Happy 
belated birthday, Rob! T Jenn Ashare has 
declared business as her major, and writes that 
classes are "becoming really hard." This semes- 
ter, she has gotten involved with the student 
government, and is working with the scholarship 
program, organizing fundraisers and also work- 
ing for one of the student senators. Jenn is also 
on the "Spring Fling" committee, which is the 
student-run carnival. T She still loves Arizona, 
but was looking forward to a quick visit home 
over Thanksgiving to see Joy Fosdick, Ashley 
Newbert, and Kristen Brown. Kristen took this 
past semester off from Dickinson and worked 
and took classes at the University of Lowell in 
Massachusetts. She has visited Ashley and Erin 
Gurry '90, at UVM, seen Pat Riley every now 
and then, and visited MJ. Forrest at Lehigh. 
Kristen is looking forward to returning to Dickin- 

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Class Notes 

son and her sorority Pi Phi, in the spring. Pat 
decided to take this past year off, and is working 
for Nevada Bob's in Westboro, MA. T Besides 
seeing Kristen, he also sees Kevin Lydon quite 
often. Kevin is in the co-op program at North- 
eastern. M.J. Forrest is the president of his fra- 
ternity, Beta Theta Pi. This summer, he spent six 
weeks at Officer Candidiate School for Marines 
in Quantico, VA. Over Thanksgiving, he headed 
to Florida to see Dan Nadeau and Derek Van 
Vliet. Dan writes, "Life at Rollins is very hectic 
but great!" He works at the bookstore and is 
also on the International Fraternity Council. Dan 
is currently chairperson for a proposal that 
would change the school policy on small group 
housing. Dan is rooming with Peter Scott '90, 
who is also a fraternity brother. He often runs 
into Derek, Rich Thgg '88, Joy, Chris Troian- 
ello '91 and John Sullivan. Over Christmas I ran 
into John Sullivan at Lechmere's in Danvers, MA, 
doing last-minute shopping. I know I am very 
short, but nobody at Rollins ever reported on 
how tall John has gotten. Next semester he is 
going to do an internship in Orlando, which is 
only ten minutes away from school. ▼ Also, 
while doing last minute shopping, I saw Marshall 
Dackert at the end of my street. Marshall was 
attending Colorado State University, where he 
was having a great time. He is taking this year 
off, and hopes to return soon. T Nate Broehl is 
coming back to the Northeast after the New Year 
to visit Allison Hyder. Allison spent this past 
semester in Australia, having the time of her life 
and creating more stories to add to her long, 
long list. This spring she will be heading back to 
Tulane. T Kate Bolton is living in Beaufort, and 
taking courses at the University of South Carol- 
ina-Beaufort. She is still majoring in Spanish. ▼ 
Kate writes that she had a great summer, and 
spent two weeks with Lisa Hernandez. She also 
bought a Jeep. For the holidays, she is going 
to New York where she will visit with her "beau" 
from Spain whom she hasn't seen in two years! 
She hopes to return to Barcelona soon. T Lisa 
and Kate would like to say "hey" to Edgar, Bob 
Foster. Kate's address is Box 2442, Holly Hall 
Plantation, Beaufort, SC 29901. Her telephone 
number is (803) 524-8184. T Jenn Cowles is 
still a business major at Colby, and is finding the 
upper level courses extremely hard. For the 
spring semester, she is heading for London to 
study theater. Her address at home is P.O. Box 
40, Rockport, ME 04856. T Jeff Fullerton is a 
Mechanical Engineer/German dual-major at 
Bucknell, which is a five-year program. He is a 
chronicler for his fraternity, a resident assistant 
in the dorms and is also working as a "techie." 
Next fall, he plans on going abroad. T John 
Hellerman spent the fall semester in Chicago 
working as an orderly in a hospital. He wrote 
that he needed a break from Tulane and its 
"lousy foreign language requirement." He will 
return to Tulane for the spring semester. T Sam 
Kirkham spent this past semester at UVM, but 
will return to Dennison for the spring semester. 

This past year she ran into quite a few GDA 
alumni: Emily Pearl '90, Damon Kinzie '88, 
George Needham '90, Pam Chase '86, Jeff 
Feldman '88, and Dan Morison '88. For 
Christmas break, she is going home and to 
Georgia, Aspen and Florida. Sounds great. T 
Chante Lampton is still enjoying Hamilton, even 
though the work load is getting more difficult. 
This past October, she was in Boston. When 
John Hellerman was in D.C., Chante took him 
out on the town. ▼ Alex Moody is having a 
great time in his sophomore year at Colby. He 
says life is just like high school — "hockey and 
schoolwork." T Jeanette Morse is leaving for 
Costa Rica in February for three months. She is 
going to study the rain forest and sustainable 
development there. T She hopes to visit Fati 
Entekhabi in Montreal this January before she 
leaves. ▼ Carrie O'Keefe transferred to the 
University of Colorado, Boulder, and is very 
happy with her decision. She often sees Matt 
Downing and Rob Ashworth. T Amy Russell 
attended the cross-country meet at Middlessex, 
and was thrilled to see Dse Abusamra '93 take 
third place. She also returned to campus to 
watch her sister Ashley '95 play field hockey. 
Amy was amazed at how much the campus has 
changed in three years. T Allison Schermer- 
horn just turned 21 and is loving it. For Christ- 
mas break, she hopes to work in a bar in Boston 
doing the lighting. T Scott Singer is enrolled at 
University of Salamanca, Spain, in the College of 
Languages. He is enjoying the opportunity of 
travelling through many countries in Europe and 
meeting people from different cultures. This past 
summer, he worked at the Hollywood Bowl, and 
lived in Los Angeles, CA. His address is: Plaza 
de la Libertad, 3,3' Salamanca, Spain, 37007. T 
Cheryl Tucker writes, "I've been working and 
going to school. Nothing exciting." Her address 
is: Box 3843, University of Hartford, 200 Bloom- 
field Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. T Kevin 
Vermeersch is at UVM and is majoring in philo- 
sophy. He is also studying karate. This winter, he 
is going to ski, ski, ski. T Finally, I have some 
very sad news to report. Pat Lynch, a classmate 
of ours from sophomore year, died last year of a 
rare viral meningitis. (See Milestones for more 
details) While some of us knew Pat better than 
others, all of us join his family in the sadness of 
this loss. If anyone wishes to contact Pat's family, 
please write or call Michael Heel at the GDA 
Alumni Office for that information. 


Margo Doyle, Secretary 
26 Locust Street, Marblehead, MA 01945 

T Hello class of '90!! I hope everyone 
enjoyed the holidays and the 1992 New Year 
celebrations. I was able to get in touch with a lot 
of you over break, and as always I appreciated all 
of the letters, so here's the news: T Stacy 
Budnick is doing very well at Union and played 

soccer this fall. She's looking forward to next 
year's season, when she has a good chance of 
starting. She also says she runs into Lori Weener 
around campus. T Andy Flint says hi to every- 
one from St. Michael's. He, too, is playing soccer. 
T Beth Ashby is very busy with school, an 
internship and work, but is doing well. Beth is 
also wearing a relatively new ring on her ring 
finger. Congratulations, Beth, on your engage- 
ment!! She saw Danielle Keallor and Alyssa 
Huber over vacation, and says hi to everyone 
else. I ran into Frosh at the mall over break also. 
She still loves USC, and is excited to get back. 
T Steve Jewkes is playing hockey at Tufts, and 
rooming with Eric Kriebel. T Sean Kenney is 
doing well at the Wentworth Institute. T Jim 
Stafford is at the College of Boca Raton. T Matt 
Pascucci is at U Mass-Boston, and says hi to 
Rodgers, Stevens, Harris and others he saw this 
summer. T Erick Street is transferring schools. 
He enjoyed his vacation, and is looking forward 
to attending BU. ▼ Steve Speichenger started a 
lacrosse program at Gustavos Aldolphus College. 
T George Needham starts this semester at 
Syracuse where he will be playing lacrosse. He is 
excited about the season and being in the new 
program. T Andy Baird is happily surviving 
Norwich. He is in a business program, and re- 
ports that the military is tough, but good disci- 
pline. Hockey is okay, but he's had knee pro- 
blems. T Kevin O'Handley still finds U Mass a 
little big, but he has a lot of fun whether on his 
campus or at Smith (the women's college a few 
miles down the road!!). He went back to school 
early to train to become a campus bus driver. He 
hopes that having his class-two license will come 
in handy someday!! T Pat Plante is at Provi- 
dence College, and finds the work interesting. 
He is happy at this school!! T Several Alums 
showed up at GDA for the Alumni sports day: 
Joe Crowley and Nick Vachon played in the 
hockey game. Kathryn DiNanno and Grayson 
Cunningham were spectators, with Carrie 
O'Keefe at the rink. Bill Evans, Jason Male, Jon 
Lewis, Pete Longo and Kate Fryberg visited up 
at the gym. T Nick is leaving BU to play hockey 
up in Oregon. He's very excited about the league 
and the benefits (right Nick?). He was able to 
skate with Martin and Eric LaCroix at a St. 
Lawrence team practice. Both of them are play- 
ing very well this season. Grayson and Kathryn 
both like school, and had good vacations. T Bill 
Evans likes school, but not his too-small apart- 
ment. He saw Dave Smith in Boston recently. 
Dave is doing well and says hi. Jay is still happy 
with his girlfriend. He is at Tufts some of the 
time, but is having lots of fun! Jon and Pete 
inspected the long-awaited yearbook during the 
women's basketball game. Everyone has reported 
positively on the final product! If you ordered a 
book, they will be arriving at your home address 
soon. T Kate is taking classes at the Art Insti- 
tute in Beverly, and is very happy so far. She 
transferred from Bryn Mayr this fall. ▼ Mike 
Yeagley is a happy fraternity brother at St. 

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Lawrence. He is bartending there, and recom- 
mends it as the best college job ever, although it 
will not become a professional career! ▼ Shan- 
non Davenport had a very successful semester at 
UNC, where her soccer team won the NCAA's. 
She is still doing track in the spring. T Maria 
Houghton got into Georgetown University's 
School of Foreign Service! She loves Georgetown 
and her professors. On Labor Day, she and 23 of 
her friends had a picnic on the Capitol lawn, and 
listened to the NSO. T Liz Shea hangs around 
with Lisa Hernandez at U Miami all of the time. 
She still loves school and the weather! ▼ Paul 
Shih is testing his fate bungie-jumping and wing 
walking (his two newest hobbies). He says the 
rush is the best, and encourages everyone to try 
it! After this semester, he's planning to spend the 
summer as a Buddhist monk, but those plans 
aren't finalized yet!! (How's that, Paul? Thanks 
for your note and literary freedom!!) ▼ Jeff 
Legette is still at Whittier College, working in 
the computing center, taking a tough course load 
while playing varsity basketball!! He is very opti- 
mistic about the season, and loved the trip to 
Hawaii over Thanksgiving break. ▼ He spoke 
with Don Conleg, who will be returning to Mar- 
ist College this semester, after taking classes in 
Chicago this fall. ▼ Jeff also has kept in touch 
with Kimani Jones, who is applying to colleges 
and can't wait to get there. Finally, Jeff wanted to 
say hello to: Ike and Marry Suggs, Andre Shef- 
field, Sofia Mahari, Charisse Charley, Ana Garcia, 
Nikki Holmes, Ardy Louis, Cory Crain, Amy Hill, 
Mike Hadawi and all others he missed. Also, Mr. 
Bragdon, Jeff says that the Celtics are looking a 
lot better than he had expected! I'm getting 
ready for the lacrosse season to officially start in 
a few weeks. T Catherine Tuthill is playing, too, 
and we should have a pretty good team. I'm also 
excited about taking Italian this semester. Keep 
writing; it's always good to hear from you. Good 
luck this spring! 


Nicole LaTour, Secretary 
4 Pelham Road, Weston, MA 02193 

▼ Fall has been really busy for everybody. 
Union has been a lot of fun for me and I see 
Chuck Rodman all the time. He's having a great 
time and still playing lots of music. We went up 
to Skidmore where we saw Ruby Van Loan, Jen 
Jasse, Tbdd Bairstow, Bence Oliver and Nick 
Dunham. T Matt Murphy is liking Chicago. 
He's playing varsity soccer and club lax. ▼ He 
talks with Betsy Smith, who is playing club 
hockey for Lake Forest. T Megan Price is still 
loving it in Ohio. She played varsity soccer and 
their team was OAC co-champ. ▼ She keeps in 
touch with Regan Jones, who is enjoying the 
Georgia sun and getting a grat accent. T Also in 
Georgia on the Emory frontier are Isolde Karro 
and Tbby Levine, who are still roommates and 
are happy as clams in the southern sun. T Dede 
Simons is having a blast at Oxford, and is glad 

to have returned to the good ole South. T Way 
up in northern country, John Whitesides is 
studying and looking forward to spring football 
in Maine. T I ran into Brad Panoff at U. 
Rochester. He's having a great time, and has 
joined AFROTC. ▼ Sid Miller is enjoying the 
sun in North Carolina, and is also in ROTC. His 
dad had another operation, but is doing well. T 
Stratton Newbert and Mer Kali! are both having 
a great time at UVM. ▼ Karen Queen is having 
a great time at Tufts with aerobics, and just 
cheering on the Jumbos. ▼ Easton Craft is 
doing really well at Emerson, and has even 
broken his way into the world of retail. T Mia 
Lindenfelzer is having a great time at NYU. She 
has found a tree in Brooklyn, right next to a 
giant bed of pasta! ▼ Catherine Tuthill is having 
a blast at Georgetown, where she made varsity 
lax — way to go Cat! T Billy Batchelder has 
been in touch with her often, and is adjusting to 
life in the Midwest and playing baseball. T 
Lindsey Miller and Alexis Colby are having a 
great time at Trinity. Lindsey has gotten involved 
with community service in Hartford, and also has 
become a lot louder (according to other Trinity 

students). Alexis was running and up to her 
usual stunts. T Cathy Burgess is having a great 
time at B.C., and made the varsity golf team. She 
runs into a lot of GDA people on campus, and 
needs our financial support as Class Agent. 
Don't forget to give . . . right Cathy? ▼ From the 
Western Frontier, Giovanni Pacelli has pledged 
Alpha Phi Omega at U. Texas, and was also able 
to see Stacy Gillis in Texas over Thanksgiving. 
▼ Brian Corvette wrote from USC to brag about 
the warm weather! T Scott McLeod also wrote 
from USC to say he's getting an A in Spanish 
(what'!), and, that he misses everyone, esp. T.C., 
Leslie and Leah! T Stacy Piacente is loving 
Pitzer, but refuses to give into conformity on 
campus by buying Birkenstocks! Way to be 
Stace! ▼ This note from Nicholas Dunham: 
"School is going fine. I'm living in Vail, CO, this 
summer with same old Denver friends." T A 
little blast from the past — I heard from Adam 
Brown who is a senior at NMH, and he's hoping 
to go to school out west. He sends everybody his 
best. I really appreciate all the mail I've been 
getting. Please keep in touch. I wish everybody 
the best in 1992! 

Parents: Jody Rosa P'93, Paul Scibetta, and Dimawi P'93 share a moment with Dottie Bragdon and 
Patti Crowe at the Los Angeles reception. 

Parents and Friends: Pat and Lionel Rodriguez P'94 with Russ Wyluda (center), a friend of GDA. (S3 

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From the Alumni Council 

By John S. Mercer '64 

As alumni and alumnae in the 
greater Boston Area will soon discover, the 
Alumni Council has been busy planning 
activities for them. This spring promises to 
be exciting and eventful. 

The prevailing opinion of the Alumni 
Council for the past year has been that this 
organization can do more for our alumni 
constituency — more in that we can bring 
people together in ways that formal GDA- 
sponsored occasions cannot. We have 
aggressively pursued the planning of three 
events, with the specific purpose of providing 
our alumni with an opportunity to gather for 
no other reason than to have fun. 

The first event of the year should not 
be missed if you have children. Each year, 
the Big Apple Circus comes to town for 
one month at the invitation of the Boston 
Children's Museum. Those who have seen 
the Big Apple Circus say that it is far more 
enjoyable than any other circus, including 
Barnum and Bailey's. The whole show 
takes place under a single big top, with no 
seat in the tent farther than 40 feet from 
the center ring. Elephants, clowns, trapeze 
artists, jugglers and horses all are part of a 
grand program that appeals to both adults 
and children. We will buy a whole section 
of tickets — 101 in all — and sell them to 
you at cost, about $18 per person. Check 
off the afternoon of Saturday, April 11 on 

your calendar, and if you live within an 
hour of Boston, watch your mail for an 

We are fortunate to obtain tickets for 
our second event because of its immense 
popularity. On Monday night, April 21 
(Patriot's Day), Olympic medal-winning fig- 
ure skaters will perform a one night skating 
exhibition at Boston Garden. The program, 
A Night of Olympic Champions, will fea- 
ture all of the 1992 Albertville medalists. If 
you enjoy watching such stars as Midori 
Ito, Isabelle and Paul Duchesnay, Tony 
Harding, Kurt Browning, Todd Eldredge, 
Calla Urbanski and Rocky Marval, Kristi 
Yamaguchi and Nancy Kerrigan, this show 
cannot be missed. We will secure a limited 
number of tickets — between 30 and 50 — 
and offer them to you at cost. 

No spring slate of activities could be 
complete without a trip to see the Red Sox. 
Therefore, we have scheduled GDA Day at 
Fenway for an evening game on June 17 
against the Yankees. We have managed to 
secure 50 seats together in a right field 
section at $14 each. Unfortunately, there's no 
way to predict whether Roger Clemens will 
be on the mound (but let's hope so!). Of the 
three events, this one will cost the least. If 
demand is sufficiently high, we may reserve a 
second section of 50 seats, so please 
respond quickly. 

Headmaster and Alumni: Peter Bragdon meets with Jeff Kane '65, Jim Main '58 and Mark Johnson '62 
in San Francisco. 

This spring will be busy, and the 
response from area alumni will determine 
how many future events the Alumni Coun- 
cil will sponsor. An announcement with an 
order form will be sent to Boston area 
alumni by March 1. If you have not 
received an order form by March 10 — or 
if you live outside the Boston area and 
wish to attend — please contact me at 
(508) 388-3817. 

I look forward to seeing you at the 
circus, at the rink and/or at the ballpark! 

Council Meets With Students 

Members of the Alumni Council met 
January 12 for a freewheeling conversation 
with seven current GDA students, and the 
results were so positive that we're planning 
to make it an annual event. 

Council members Martha Lawlor '82, 
Karen Gronberg '83, Art Veasey '68, Peter 
Arnold 74, John English '28, Peter Butler 
'62, Dick Cousens '45 and I met with the 
students for two purposes: to recognize 
their efforts on behalf of GDA, and to gain 
the students' perspective on the Academy. 

The attending students all have 
volunteered their time for the Student/ 
Alumni Fundraising Organization, which 
last year held four phonathons and re- 
ceived pledges totalling more than $4,000. 
The students included Carolyn Mclnnis 
'92, Dierdre Heersink '92, Cory Crain '93, 
Nick LaPierre '92, Erin Elwell '92, Jed 
Murdoch '92 and Joe Montminy '92. 

At the L.A. Reception: Florence and Jack 
Cushman '32 attend the October reception at the 
home of Beverly and Ted Bergmann '37. 

36 The Archon - Winter 1992 

Give Blood 

Come to 

Sure, there are still some mosquitoes in 
Byfield. But is that any reason to miss Reunion 

You wouldn't want to miss the camara- 
derie, the barbecues, the parties, the games, 
the reminiscing, the harbor cruises, the 
seminars and the music on account of a few 
pesky little mosquitoes, would you? [Real 
Govies don't mind mosquitoes...) 

Representatives for each of the 
reunion classes are busy making plans 
for the weekend — June 12, 13 and 14 — 
and they want your input. The Reunion 
committees include: 

Class of '32, 60th Reunion: Stanley Levin 

Class of '37, 55th Reunion: Putnam Flint 

Class of '42, 50th Reunion: Ted Stitt, Dave 

Ritchie and Stu Pomeroy 

Class of '47, 45th Reunion: Jack Deering, Joe 

Welch, Ralph Bailey, Dan Hall, Henry Dunker, 

Ed Rogers and Peter Sutton 

Class of '57, 35th Reunion: Lyman Cousens 

and Ned Beebe 

Class of '62, 30th Reunion: Tom Tobey and 

Burkey Leahey 

Class of '67, 25th Reunion: Ben Beach, Dan 

Morgan, Lew Rumford and George Swift 

Class of '72, 20th Reunion: Tim Straus 
Class of '77, 15th Reunion: Tracie 
Fornaro, Tim Richards, Vicki Murphy 
and Carrie Lyons ~^*^ 

Class of '82, 10th Reunion: Trina ~^T^r- 
Chiara, Bob Low, Michele Montrone, 
Allison Miller, Bill Dee, Karen Metzner, 
Paula Veale, Jonathan Wade, Ann 
Rooney and Heather Vickers 

Class of '87, 5th Reunion: Amy Mack, 
Jenn Todd, Jon Fosdick, Lucy 
Armstrong, Rob Delena, Jim 
Andriotakis, Anita Russo, Pam Chase, 
Kristen LaBrie, Lyndsay Rowan and 
Lisa Dilorio. 

Contact them. Tell them how you'd like 
to celebrate your reunion weekend. Offer 
your ideas, and get involved with the 

Then mark the dates on your calendar 
and get ready — June will be here before 
you know it. 

Bring your wife. Bring your husband. Your 
kids. A friend or two. 

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